We see men playing a limited but powerful role in sexual and reproductive health decisions, sometimes overshadowing women’s decision-making ability and undermining their autonomy. This acts as a barrier for women to access these health services.
Data shows that once men are informed about the pregnancy, they become significantly involved in abortion decisions — between 39 and 92 per cent across countries, including India. When it comes to abortion, as compared to family planning, men seem to have a greater power in terms of decision making.
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