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Duration of Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh

Citation

Islam, M. Ataurhul; Frankenberg, Elizabeth; & Islam, Shafiqul (1988). Duration of Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh. In Kantner, Andrew; Frankenberg, Elizabeth; Islam, M. Ataurhul; & Mitra, S. N. (Eds.), Bangladesh Contraceptive Prevalence Survey, 1985: Secondary Analysis (pp. 116-47ii). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Mitra and Associates.

Abstract

The International Conference on Population, held in Mexico City in August, 1984, generated a variety of recommendations on world population problems. In regard to reproduction and the family, governments were urged to make information, education, and access to the means to achieve desired family size universally available. In Bangladesh, as in many countries, the goals of the family planning program are two-tiered. By making information, education, and access to family planning services universally available, the program hopes to create an environment requires that two conditions prevail within society: i) availability of a wide range of effective contraceptives from which couples may choose the most appropriate method; ii) a desire among couples to choose and appropriate method and use it to space births or limit family size. If these conditions exist, the possibility for fertility decline also exists.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Bangladesh Contraceptive Prevalence Survey, 1985: Secondary Analysis

Author(s)

Islam, M. Ataurhul
Frankenberg, Elizabeth
Islam, Shafiqul

Editor(s)

Kantner, Andrew
Frankenberg, Elizabeth
Islam, M. Ataurhul
Mitra, S. N.

Year Published

1988

Pages

116-47ii

Publisher

Mitra and Associates

City of Publication

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reference ID

10358