The causes of unmet need for contraception and the social content of services.

  title={The causes of unmet need for contraception and the social content of services.},
  author={John Bongaarts John Bongaarts and Julie Bruce},
  journal={Studies in family planning},
  volume={26 2},
Since the 1960s, survey data have indicated that substantial proportions of women who have wanted to stop or delay childbearing have not practiced contraception. This discrepancy is referred to as the "unmet need" for contraception. The traditional interpretation, that these women lack access to contraceptive supplies and services, has led in turn to an emphasis on expanding family planning programs. This study analyzes survey data and related anthropological studies on the causes of unmet need… CONTINUE READING
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