Emergency Contraception in India; Use, Trends, and Policy Implications
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project seeks to understand the use of emergency contraception in India by using secondary data from the National Family Health Survey (2015-2016). Sruthi will identify the policy implications on access to contraception and safe abortion and the need for comprehensive sexuality education for young people in India.
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Sruthi is a Global Health Corps Fellow serving as the Advocacy and Programs Coordinator at Marie Stopes International (MSI-US) in Washington, DC. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a project that examines the impact of US Government policy on MSI’s country programs and also act as the lead on an innovative partnership that uses randomized controlled trials to evaluate the impact of behavioral interventions to improve take-up of family planning services. Prior to joining MSI, she was a Senior Research Associate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) based in Delhi, where she managed a randomized controlled trial in four Indian states that studied methods for improving health outcomes for tuberculosis patients as well as the performance of community health workers. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, where she was a Felix Scholar. Sruthi is passionate about using research to inform policy decisions in the sexual and reproductive health sector in developing countries.