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Community availability of contraceptives and family limitation


This study examines the impact of contraceptive service availability on contraceptive use in Korea, Mexico, and Bangladesh. Using World Fertility Survey Data on once-married females and their communities of residence, the mutivariate analysis finds that the community level of contraceptive availability directly affects the likelihood of current use, net of the effects of community development, education, parity, and marital duration. The results are supportive of the recent policy emphasis on maximizing the geographic availability of contraceptive services.

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Tsui, A.O., Hogan, D.P., Teachman, J.D. et al. Community availability of contraceptives and family limitation. Demography 18, 615–625 (1981).

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  • Family Planning
  • Family Planning Program
  • Unmet Demand
  • Family Limitation
  • Marital Duration