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Title: Family-Planning Services in a Low-performing Rural Area of Bangladesh: Insights from field observations
Authors: Hanifi, S.M. Manzoor Ahmed
Bhuiya, Abbas Uddin
Keywords: Family planning
Family Health
Issue Date: Sep-2001
Citation: J Health Popul Nutr 2001 Sep;19(3):209-214
Abstract: This paper mainly reports the results of an observational study carried out during 1994-1995 in five rural unions of Bangladesh to identify the barriers to adoption of family-planning methods. At the time of the survey, one-fifth of 1,889 mothers with a living child, aged less than five years, were practising modern family-planning methods. Of the methods used, oral pill was the most common (50%), followed by injectables (20%), female sterilization (13%), IUD (11%), and condom (4%). Various factors that were responsible for the low performance of the family-planning programme included:inadequacy of motivational work by the field workers,poor counselling on the management of contraceptive-related side-effects, inadequate response to the needs of clients,irregular field visits, and poor supervision and monitoring. The efficiency of the programme needs to be improved to meet the demand for family-planning methods in Chakaria, Bangladesh
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/115
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