Family Planning Association of India is undertaking a Family Planning Campaign called Run for Family Planning or ‘RUN4FP’ in the upcoming ‘Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon’ to be held on January 15, 2017.
Dr Kalpana Apte, Secretary General of FPA India and Mr Umesh Aradhya, President of FPA India will be participating in the Mumbai Marathon to spread awareness about Family Planning. They will be supported in this endeavour by the head of few organisations working on Family Planning, leading gynaecologists, celebrities etc.
Dr.Apte says Family Planning is an important cause as almost one-third of all married women were married before they had turned 18 (Census 2011). These young brides face extreme pressure to have a baby immediately after marriage! The majority of these girls or women do not have access to information and services that can help them to plan their lives, including pregnancies and childbirth, according to their priorities.
The donations received through this campaign will enable FPA India support millions of Indian young people make choices and realise their sexual and reproductive rights!! Please check out on www.fpaindia.org