Community and contraceptive choice in rural Thailand: A case study of Nang Rong
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- Entwisle, B., Rindfuss, R.R., Guilkey, D.K. et al. Demography (1996) 33: 1. doi:10.2307/2061709
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This paper blends quantitative with qualitative data in an investigation of community and contraceptive choice in Nang Rong, Thailand. Specifically, it develops an explanation of 1) method dominance within villages, coupled with 2) marked differences between villages in the popularity of particular methods. The quantitative analysis demonstrates the importance of village location and placement of family planning services for patterns of contraceptive choice. The qualitative data provide a complementary perspective, emphasizing the importance of social as well as physical space and giving particular attention to the structure of conversational networks.