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Family planning knowledge, attitude and practice in the rural areas of Sarawak



Family planning knowledge, attitude and practice in the rural areas of Sarawak



Journal of Biosocial Science 11(3): 315-323



A survey of 1056 married women living in rural areas of Sarawak showed that 86% of them had knowledge of family planning and 85% expressed a favorable attitude towards it. Of the total sample, 46% were using some form of contraception. The pill was the most popular method and was used by 76% of the women practicing contraception. The present average family size in rural Sarawak is 5.3 and greater family planning program effort will be needed if this is to be reduced, especially in view of the social and cultural factors involved and the generally low educational standard of the women.

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DOI: 10.1017/s0021932000012384


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