Demand for family planning in rural Bangladesh.

  title={Demand for family planning in rural Bangladesh.},
  author={Abdul Rasheed Khan and Md Mizanur Rahaman},
  journal={Rural demography},
  volume={2 1-2},
A widescale family planning program was begun in Bangladesh in 1966. Despite a heightened awareness of and knowledge about family planning, contraceptive practices were not widely accepted. The reasons for low demand for family planning were sought in a study of 2462 married Bangladesh couples, 1974-75. 71% couples did not want to have more children. 22% expressed the intention to use a family planning method in the future. The actual practice rate was 3.6% (82 couples). The higher the number… CONTINUE READING

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