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A study of knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in West Pakistan



A study of knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning in West Pakistan



Pakistan Journal of Family Planning 1: 1-10



A study was conducted during the period Fembruary-June 1966 regarding the knowledge, attitude and practice of family planning among married couples in rural and urban areas of West Pakistan. 1500 households were surveyed. It is concluded that: 1) males desired an average number of 4.4 children, and females desired an average number of 4.8; 2) approximately 42.8% of the male, and 44.7% of the female respondents had knowledge of family planning methods, and knowledge was greater in rural than in urban areas; 3) a favorable attitude toward family planning was shown by about 94% of the females and 89% of the males; 4) despite a knowledge of, and a favorable attitude toward family planning, a very small percentage of respondents actually ever practiced family planning or contraception; 5) more respondents in urban areas than in rural area received supplies of contraceptives from facilities provided by the Family Planning action program; and 6) Family Planning Dais were the most important sources of supplies in both rural and urban areas, followed by clinics and hospital.

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