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Decline in contraceptive use in India: A call for action
Authors: Rajesh Kumar Rai
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 14:13-16; DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2017.08.006
Topic(s): Contraception
Family planning
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2017
Abstract: Select estimates of contraceptive use in the 2015–16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS is equivalent to the Demographic and Health Survey in India) have come under the scrutiny of researchers and policy makers globally. Using four waves (1992–93, 1998–99, 2005–06, and 2015–16) of published NFHS reports, this article aims to highlight the change in Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) and initiate a discussion to help investigate the reasons for the recent decline of CPR. Keywords Family planning; Women; Contraception; Fertility; Demographic and Health Survey