Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh.

Gayen, Kaberi and Raeside, Robert (2006) Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh. World Health and Population, 8 (4). pp. 57-73. ISSN 1718-3340

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This paper examines the association of communication in explaining the decision of women in rural Bangladesh to use or not to use contraception. Using survey data from villages in Bangladesh, we found that communication is an important influence on the ideational change for a smaller family norm and the practice of contraception. This is evident even when socio-economic and cultural variables are controlled for. We recommend that to foster the use of contraception, communication factors should be given greater emphasis, especially to target husbands in the family planning program and to improve the image of female children

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1718-3340
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication; contraception; Bangladesh;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 363 Other social problems & services > 363.9 Population problems > 363.96 Birth control
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Item ID: 4386
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 09:50
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2011 10:57

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