Abortion has been legal in India since 1971. But it comes with a set of conditions. The law is about to be revised and eases the conditions on abortion but a few challenges remain. Let’s take you through the key changes to the law.
The Copper-T or Copper IUD, which is often sold under the name 'Multiload' is a non-hormonal birth control device that sits in your uterus or womb. It’s a t-shaped piece of plastic wrapped with a coil of copper-wire. That's why some people call it the 'coil'.
You’ve had sex (intercourse) without using contraception, even though you don’t want to be pregnant. Or you think something could have gone wrong with your contraception – perhaps you forgot to take your pill, or a condom burst. What can you do?
The contraceptive injection is a shot that prevents pregnancy. The injection contains hormones (progestin or progestin- estrogen together) that prevent your body from releasing eggs and thickens the mucus at the cervix.
Tubal ligation or tubectomy is a permanent method of female birth control. It is also known as 'getting your tubes tied' or female sterilisation. It is an irreversible, surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy.