Determinants of contraceptive method choice in Sri Lanka: An update of a 1987 survey [electronic resource] / Anju Malhotra and Shyam Thapa.

Malhotra, Anju, author.
New York : United Nations, 1991.
Government document
1 online resource (16 pages)
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Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 6, no. 3, p. 25-40

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Recent studies have emphasized the policy and programmatic importance of understanding the choice of contraceptive method use and the factors affecting contraceptive choice (Bulatao, Palmore and Ward, 1989; Tsuiand Herbertson, 1989). The purpose of this article is to analyze the sociocultural and demographic determinants of contraceptive method choice in Sri Lanka. The study is an update of a previous study on this topic by Kahn, Thapa and Gaminiratne (1989). The previous study analyzed the determinants of contraceptive choice at two time periods, 1975 and 1982. It considered four current contraceptive choices: no use, use of a traditional method, use of a modern temporary method and use of sterilization. The analysis showed that, both in 1975 and 1982, socio-demographic factors had a strong influence on whether any method was used. However, in both the time periods, the type of method chosen was primarily a function of demographic factors related to the couple's family-building stages rather than socio-economic factors, implying that in Sri Lanka there are few socioeconomic barriers to accessibility and choice of contraceptive methods.
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Thapa, Shyam.
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