The Need to Improve Quality of Care in India’s Family Planning

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the importance of quality of care in reducing the unmet need for family planning, and the need to accelerate progress on improving quality of care in Indian family planning services. We present a brief overview of the current context, i.e., the FP2020 (global and national) initiative, to highlight the importance of addressing the issue of quality of care. The FP2020 initiative argues for voluntary, rights-based family planning programmes. The rights-based approach to family planning builds on the bedrock of quality of care, which means listening to what women want, treating individuals with dignity and respect, and ensuring that everyone has access to full information and high-quality care.

Keywords

FP2020 Quality of care Rights-based approach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Public Health GandhinagarGandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Public Health Foundation of IndiaGurgaonIndia

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