A Right to Choice: The Dimpa Story

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 film gives an overview of the program and features clips from interviews with private health providers and the women they have helped. It also shows the use of a phone-based counseling service that addressed concerns of users of the contraception method known as DMPA, a 3-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.

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December 2015
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Family Planning



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