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Nepal survey shows that "family planning saves lives"

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Title: Nepal survey shows that "family planning saves lives"
Authors: Luther, Norman Y.
Thapa, Shyam
Westley, Sidney B.
LC Subject Headings: Birth control - Nepal
Infants - Mortality - Nepal
Children - Mortality - Nepal
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 49
Abstract: Results from the 1996 Nepal Family Health Survey show that delaying, spacing, and limiting births can substantially reduce infant and child mortality. Children born to very young mothers, children born after four or more previous births, and children born less than 24 months after a previous birth all suffer particularly high mortality rates. These results suggest that efforts to reduce under-five mortality in Nepal should focus on family planning programs that target young mothers and mothers with large families. Another priority should be programs that promote temporary contraceptive methods for child spacing.
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0891-6683
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population & Policy

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