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July 3, 2018

Community-based integrated approach to changing women's family planning behaviour in Pakistan, 2014–2016

Region: Eastern Mediterranean Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Creating an enabling environment Source: Public Health Action

Pakistan is currently experiencing a clear imbalance in population needs and available resources. Although contraceptive use increased from 11.9% in 1990 to 35% in 2013 and the fertility rate declined from 5.4 births per woman in 1990 to 3.8 in 2013, women in Pakistan still report a high unmet need for family planning services, of −20%. This indicates that contraceptive use in Pakistan is at suboptimal levels and inadequate to meet the growing demand for fertility services. So the aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a community-based integrated approach in changing women's behaviour regarding contraceptive use