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Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh.

  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

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  • Date:

    30 November 2005

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  • Library of Congress:

    HQ The family. Marriage. Woman

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    363.96 Birth control


Gayen, K. & Raeside, R. (2005). Communication and contraception in rural Bangladesh. World Health and Population. 8, 57-73. ISSN 1718-3340



Communication; contraception; Bangladesh;

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