Thursday, November 26, 2020
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#MyBodyMyMethod: Because Contraception Matters!

What is the #MyBodyMyMethod Campaign?

The #MyBodyMyMethod campaign by Feminism In India (FII) and Find My Method (FMM) is an awareness campaign on contraception. Find My Method is a global organisation that works to provide accurate contraceptive information for a global audience. 

Throughout the month of September, we are covering issues such as the different contraceptive methods, myths and taboos about contraception and the gendered burden of contraception. We are creating and publishing posters, articles, videos and hosting Twitter and Instagram chats with experts and our community about their choice of contraceptive methods, access to contraception and much more! 

Why are we doing this?

In India, the topic of contraception still remains taboo. The lack of awareness around the many contraception methods is staggering, with many young people being unaware of various contraceptive methods that can help them lead a healthy sexual and reproductive life. 

So, what is the best contraceptive method? Who gets to choose it for you? These are some pertinent questions not just about our sexual and reproductive health but agency as well that need to be answered. Which is why FII and FMM have come together throughout the month of September 2020 to call for #MyBodyMyMethod, because contraception matters.

How can you participate?

Call to action

Find accurate and localised information about your choice of contraceptive method! Answers to all your questions about sex, pleasure or birth control can be found on Find My Method’s newly launched forum where you can discuss all your questions and concerns about contraception and remain anonymous. With a room for discussion dedicated to users from India, you can ask and share localised information both in English and Hindi.

#MyBodyMyMethod Stories

In Posters: Covid-19 And Access To Contraception | #MyBodyMyMethod

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In this poster series, we take a look at how the Covid-19 pandemic severely disrupted access to contraception.

I Can Buy My Choice Of Contraceptives, But Can The Marginalised...

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Modern forms of contraception still remain limited to a few options, or their access and availability is catered for urban, educated, upper class/caste people, especially in developing countries like India.

The Unequal Burden Of Contraception | #MyBodyMyMethod

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In this series, we take a look at how the burden of contraception is unequal and how women often have to bear the brunt of it.

Unavailability Of Emergency Contraceptive Pills As Policing Of Women’s Bodies

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In the light of a general lack of availability of emergency contraceptive pills in a major city like Chennai, this article will delve into why a rights-based access to the same for consenting adults is essential

In Posters: Contraception Myths Busted! | #MyBodyMyMethod

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In the second poster series of FII and Find My Method's #MyBodyMyMethod campaign, we bust the various myths that are associated with contraception and its use.

The Sexual Politics In How Contraception Is Advertised

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This article attempts to understand the advertisement industry's portrayal of various kinds of contraception and how it is largely reflective of the society's skewed understanding of sex, pleasure, consent and marriage.

In Posters: Various Contraceptive Methods, Explained! | #MyBodyMyMethod

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In this series of our #MyBodyMyMethod campaign, we take a look at the various contraceptive methods and understand how they work.

We Need To Talk About Unsafe Sex And Our Dilemmas Around...

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The lack of health resources paired with the shortfalls of awareness programmes around sex, sexuality and the use of contraception—all act as catalysts to the increasing health risks around unsafe sex.