2011 Demographic and Health Survey Shows Continued Fertility Decline and High Use of Family Planning

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2012/04/25
In the survey, 61.2 percent of currently married women said that they were using some form of family planning, a level comparable to developed countries. The use of modern methods was quite high at 52.1 percent. Unlike neighboring India, where female sterilization predominates, the contraceptive pill is the most widely used modern method at 27.2 percent, followed by injectables (11.2 percent), and the male condom (5.5 percent). Contraceptive use has risen steadily in surveys, up from 7.7 percent in 1975. Read more at PRB Blog
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Sectors: Reproductive Rights, Reproductive Health
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