Birth control measures in India: Condoms account for only 11.4%

New Delhi: Indian males are not comfortable with the concept of using condoms as a contraceptive method, reveals latest data presented by a global partnership - Family Planning 2020 (FP2020).

According to FP2020, in India, female sterilization has been adopted as the major contraceptive method.

Here, female sterilisation accounts for 74.4% of the modern contraceptive methods used in India. An additional 3.7% of the same is IUD. As against this, male sterilisation is merely 2.3%, while use of condoms account for 11.4%. Use of pills constitute just 7.5% of modern methods, whereas injectables and implants are almost absent.

The situation has raised concerns among international agencies about women's rights as well as health risks in the country.

Between 2 and 20 percent of women regret their decision to undergo sterilization, claims data.

According to experts, the factor most strongly associated with regret is being less than 30 years old at the time of sterilization.

Other factors include relationship problems at the time of the procedure, stress due to recent pregnancy complications, and being in a new relationship after sterilization.

News24 Bureau