Unmet Need of Family Planning in a District of Western Uttar Pradesh


  • Menaal Kaushal
  • Sunil Kumar Misra
  • Suneel Kumar Kaushal
  • Gyan Prakash
  • Abhishek Kumar


Background: Despite great progress in the last decades, more than 120 million women worldwide want to prevent pregnancy but are not using contraceptives. Objective: To assess the prevalence of contraceptive use among the study group. To calculate the current unmet need of family planning Material& Methods: Community based, Cross-sectional study was done among 280 married women of reproductive age group residing in Agra City, using a standardized questionnaire to assess their fertility preferences & practices. Results: The Contraceptive Prevalence Rate is calculated as 45.4%. The unmet need of spacing is 21.0% and unmet need of limiting is 22.2%. Thus unmet need of family planning is 43.2%


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Kaushal M, Misra SK, Kaushal SK, Prakash G, Kumar A. Unmet Need of Family Planning in a District of Western Uttar Pradesh. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Sep. 24];27(2):230-4. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/562



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