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Family Welfare Centres: -
The following family welfare centers are functioning to render Family Welfare Services in the State.
Family Welfare and Maternal and Child Health activities are carried out in Tamil Nadu through these Centers. Out of the total Sterilization Performance in the State 61.7% of Sterilization are performed in the Government institutions, 4.4% in Voluntary Organizations, 28.7% in approved Nursing Homes, 2.7% in local bodies and 2.5% in unapproved Nursing Homes as on March 2016.
No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV):
The method of No Scalpel Vasectomy for males is very simple and has the following advantages:
NSV service is available in all Medical College Hospitals, Government Hospitals and in selected Primary Health Centres.
Hence, NSV is performed for male those who are interested as well as alternative choice for those wives are not fit for sterilisation like anaemia, heart diseases, infection etc. raise upto the occasion and be a source of removal of gender inequality. More higher order births (More than 2 children) can be reduced if males accept NSV and the Birth Rate of Tamil Nadu can be brought down to 14 per 1000 population in 2017 A.D. from the present level of 15.4 per 1000 population.
Qualification for the doctors – doing family planning sterilizations:
As per the Directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed in W.P. No. 209/ 2003 (recorded on 26.7.2007) have made clear guidelines for the doctors who are doing sterilizations. As per the guidelines the ordinary sterilization operation can be carried out by the trained MBBs doctors and such doctors who are authorized by the DQAC to conduct the operations and those doctors who possess MBBS qualification with DGO / MD (Gynecology) / MS surgery and or trained for Laparoscopic surgery, can perform the Laparoscopic surgeries.