Poonam Muttreja

Poonam Muttreja

Executive Director, Population Foundation of India


The author is Executive Director, Population Foundation of India. She also serves as a member of the FP2020 Reference Group - a global initiative to develop a new global architecture for increasing access to voluntary family planning services.

By Poonam Muttreja

Why family planning cannot be only women's responsibility

World Vasectomy Day is observed every year on November 20 to raise awareness on the role of men in family planning and prevent unintended pregnancies.

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How Covid-19 has impacted India's young

Access to essential health services has suffered a major setback, as the focus of India’s public health system shifted to managing and containing the Covid-19 pandemic.

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World Population Day: How Covid-19 risks reversal of progress made on gender equality

The fear of contracting coronavirus has kept many young women from accessing health facilities and interacting with frontline health workers on family planning.

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How can people even think breastfeeding is an indecent act?

Society should make every effort to create conditions for safe breastfeeding in the best interests of the mother and the child.

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Zindagi ke Crossroads could have been the dialogue on abortion India needs to have

It is time we aborted the stigma associated with sexual health.

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Make women the heart of progress to smash patriarchy

Create a new vocabulary to speak to girls and boys about health, especially women's health and sexuality — shatter gender stereotypes.

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Nothing must stop India from giving family planning the Budget it deserves

Deaths due to botched-up family planning operations reflect the lack of quality of women's healthcare.

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