India is one of the fastest-growing economies of the world. It’s being touted as a land of opportunities with investment opportunities, good governance, ease of doing business et al.
But what’s also apparent is the shrinkage of all these opportunities owing to the socio-economic divide. You might question the inter-relation of all this. It is quite simple. The way we’re going, we’ll surpass China by the year 2030 to become the most populous nation in the world with an estimated population of over 2 billion people!
The trouble is two-fold. Firstly, the lack of provisions for the ever-growing population. Secondly, and more importantly, the lack of awareness about contraception and birth-control.
Contraception unfortunately, is still considered a taboo topic in our society. And this taboo is not just limited to a particular stratum of our social make-up. It is all-pervasive in nature. Remember as a kid while watching television with the whole family, you’d be sent out to fetch water for an elder when an advertisement came up? In all probability, it was probably an advert for either a contraceptive or a birth-control pill. And then we talk about being educated and cultured. Hypocrites, much?
What we need right now, more than ever is effective communication that can easily reach out to people by eliminating the haze that surrounds this topic and putting the facts on the table. Period.
It is with such intent that we bring to you today a short video by “Ted-Ed” that offers information about the three ways of contraception, viz Block, Disable and Suppress.
The video does a tremendous job of not beating around the bush by simply putting the facts upfront which are easy to understand and process.
Hope we get more of such videos for all!
Title image: Womansday