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Longitudinal Examination of Changing Fertility Intentions and Behaviors over a Four-Year Period in Urban Senegal

Citation

Speizer, Ilene S.; Escamilla, Veronica; Lance, Peter M.; & Guilkey, David K. (2020). Longitudinal Examination of Changing Fertility Intentions and Behaviors over a Four-Year Period in Urban Senegal. Reproductive Health, 17, 38. PMCID: PMC7077111

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fertility intentions and contraceptive use are often used to demonstrate gaps in programs and policies to meet the contraceptive needs of women and couples. Prior work demonstrated that fertility intentions are fluid and change over a woman's (or couple's) life course with changing marital status, childbearing, and education/employment opportunities. This study uses longitudinal data to better examine the fluidity of women's fertility intentions and disentangle the complex interrelationships between fertility and contraceptive use.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-020-0893-4

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Reproductive Health

Author(s)

Speizer, Ilene S.
Escamilla, Veronica
Lance, Peter M.
Guilkey, David K.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

17

Pages

38

PMCID

PMC7077111

Reference ID

12681