Countless families in India, especially families that belong in the middle to low income brackets; do not practice any kind of family planning measures. This is the reason that the population of India is continuing to rise despite governmental heads and bureaucrats and activists and NGO and social workers alike working very hard to ensure that some form of birth control be used by sexually active couples to plan for family size. With birth control, one can prepare for the arrival of a new child in financial and emotional ways instead of having to deal with the upheaval of a sudden, unexpected, and often unwelcome pregnancy.
In India, religious sentiments and loyalties often hold people back from choosing a form of reliable birth control, because religious dicta advise against interfering with one’s natural reproductive capacities. But things are slowly changing, with more and women becoming aware of how they can protect their bodies from the onslaught of having a baby every year. Also, barrier methods of contraception offer the extra protection from sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
The need for birth control is undoubtedly an important one and while government initiatives to distribute them free of cost among low income and vulnerable women is beginning to happen, there are still enormous gaps to be filled. Many women for example do not know how to properly use the contraptions, or how often to take the pills. It is not only important to make birth control available to these women, but also to help them understand how these devices or pills can be used to their best effect. For this, workshops or awareness building sessions may be conducted free of cost for the women concerned, in small groups, with a same sex facilitator who speaks the same language for ease of communication.
All of this takes substantial funds to happen, and one way of raising funds to ensure that all Indian adults have access to birth control at no cost to themselves is to crowdfund for this important cause. Crowdfunding India lets this happen by bringing campaigners and donors together on a platform. Crowdfunding India is a simple inclusive process and works seamlessly to fundraise for any legal project. To help poor women get birth control, start your own crowdfunding India campaign today.