A Right to Choice: Dimpa and the Careline
In India, the USAID-funded SHOPS project implemented an innovative family planning program aimed at increasing the choice of contraceptive methods for poor women. This two-minute video gives an introduction to the program and features focuses on the use of a phone-based counseling service to address concerns of users of the contraception method known as DMPA, a three-month injectable. Since the video was produced, the Drug Controller General of India approved its inclusion in the family planning program. The efforts of the SHOPS project and the advocacy groups it partnered with played a critical role in this significant policy change.