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Population and Reproductive Health in India: An Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, P M Kulkarni, K G Santhya, and Firoza Mehrotra

Abstract

India has expressed its commitment to ensuringa healthy, educated, skilled, and employed population through a large number of policies and programmes. Additionally, legislative measures in the area of sexual and reproductive health, youth and gender issues have highlighted the nation’s commitment to addressing reproductive rights, as well as the rights of women and young people. Progress has been made: Almost all children are in school, life expectancy has increased, gender disparities in schooling and life expectancy have narrowed, maternal and infant mortality have declined, more and more co ... More

Keywords: population, reproductive and sexual health, gender, youth, rights, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198096238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096238.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, author
Senior Programmes Associate, International Programmes Division, Population Council, New Delhi

P M Kulkarni, author
Professor, Centre for the Studies on Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

K G Santhya, author
Senior Programme Officer, Population Council, New Delhi

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1 Setting the Stage

K.G. Santhya Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

3 Sexual and Reproductive Health

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy K.G. Santhya

4 Adolescents and Youth in India

K.G. Santhya Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

5 Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy K.G. Santhya

6 Role of Partners

Firoza Mehrotra

7 Moving Forward

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy K.G. Santhya P.M. Kulkarni Firoza Mehrotra