Contraceptive Knowledge and Use among Married Women in an Urban Slum

  • Gargi Lahiri

Abstract

India is the pioneering country to have initiated a Family Planning Programme as early as 1951 in order to stabilize population explosion. From its initiation till now, the concept and approach of the programme have changed many times keeping with the global goal of Reproductive Health rights. The contraceptive scenario in India reveals that the use of contraception is on the rise. The use of a particular method of contraception is principally governed by the knowledge of the method. In this paper, an attempt has been made to see the knowledge and use of any contraceptive method- both reversible and irreversible, among urban slum dwelling married women of reproductive age.

Published
Jun 21, 2017
How to Cite
LAHIRI, Gargi. Contraceptive Knowledge and Use among Married Women in an Urban Slum. Society Today: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Science, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 14-22, june 2017. ISSN 2319-3328. Available at: <http://societytoday.in/index.php/soct/article/view/43>. Date accessed: 07 july 2020.
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