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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Maharashtra, first state in the country to launch free injectable contraceptive for women

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to provide women an injectable contraceptive for free. The state’s public health department launched a program called Antara to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone.

The announcements were made on the occasion of World Population Day (11th July). According to state health officials, the injection, a safe means of birth control, is effective for three months. The injection will be given intramuscularly to women in the age bracket of 18-45 years.

Important Takeaways from Above News-

  • Devendra Fadnavis is the CM of Maharashtra.
  • Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao is the Governor of Maharashtra.

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