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New survey measures fertility and family planning trends in India

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Title: New survey measures fertility and family planning trends in India
Authors: Westley, Sidney B.
Retherford, Robert D.
LC Subject Headings: Demographic surveys - India
Fertility, Human - India
Birth control - India
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 55
Abstract: According to the second National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2) in India, the total fertility rate in 1998 99 was 2.9 children per woman. Fertility levels vary widely among India's regions and states. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of currently married women are using some contraceptive method. Female sterilization is by far the most popular method, used by 34 percent of all currently married women age 15 49. The use of spacing methods (pills, IUDs, condoms) remains extremely low.
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population & Policy

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