Family planning in Bangladesh: An unlikely success story

Larson A. and Mitra S.N. (1992) Family planning in Bangladesh: An unlikely success story. International Family Planning Perspectives, 18 4: 123-129.

Author Larson A.
Mitra S.N.
Title Family planning in Bangladesh: An unlikely success story
Journal name International Family Planning Perspectives   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0162-2749
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 123
End page 129
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3317 Demography
Abstract The results of two independent national surveys conducted in 1989 show that Bangladesh has achieved a moderate level of contraceptive use: Among currently married women under 50 years old, 31% use a contraceptive method and almost 25% use a modern method. In addition, 44% of ever-married women younger than 50 have used a method at some time. The method mix, historically characterized by use of a wide range of methods, is increasingly dominated by oral contraceptives, which accounted for 29% of use in 1989. Reflecting the increase in contraceptive prevalence, the total fertility rate declined from seven lifetime births during the mid-1970s to about five lifetime births by the end of the 1980s. Mean desired family size in 1989, however, was three children, indicating that there may still be considerable unmet need for family planning services.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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