S03E15 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Family planning, abortion and woman’s heath in Manipur.

S03E15 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Family planning, abortion and woman’s heath in Manipur.
Guest Speaker :Dr. Nabakanta Sharma, specialist in family planning.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

Dr. Nabakanta Sharma is a specialist in family planning and one of the most dedicated doctors today. He was kind enough to share his story and many important facts about family planning. Family planning is the practice of controlling the number of children one has and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization. It reduces the need for unsafe abortion and prevents unintended pregnancy. It even prevents the death of mothers and children.

During the early 70’s, Dr. Nabakanta passed on an opportunity to get enrolled in one of the top medical colleges in India due to financial reasons and instead studied in Manipur Medical College (now RIMS). Commenting on this, he says,
It was my tragedy, but it was my destiny! and he is right, for he became
one of the finest specialists in Manipur. He says that getting selected by
the Manipur Public ServiceCommission and getting blindly posted in the family planning department was the turning point of his career.
In this episode, we discuss about the status of women’s reproductive rights particularly in Manipur and the difference in medical facilities between the hilly areas and the valley. He tells us about the huge disparity between the two and the life threatening difficulties faced by people residing in the remote
areas. Dr. Nabakanta also shares a few facts about some of the options available for birth control and its positive impacts in a family.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of FindingTheVoices

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

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