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Case for Injectible Contraceptives

Case for Injectible Contraceptives? Sujit K Das Pijus Kanti Sarkar IRIS KAPIL's advocacy of the "Case for Injectible Contraceptives" (EPW, May 11) for Indian women and her opposition to Padma Prakash's position on Depoprovera (EPW, December 8,1984) calls for a rejoinder, Kapil may have unwittingly ventured to tread on risky territory when, in order to build up her case for injectible contraceptives (IC), she puts forward the premise that "most people in India would agree that a well planned, well managed family planning programme is essential to the nation's socio-economic development" Who are these 'most peopled Our teaming millions? If sa, why don't they practise It and speed up socio-economic development? They do not, because, according to Kapil, the safest, most reliable, most convenient contraceptive, the IC, is not available to them.

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