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Title: Determinants of contraceptive use dynamics: Research needs on decision and choice
Authors: Axel I. Mundigo
James F. Phillips
Aphichat Chamratrithirong
Organisation Mondiale de la Sante
Population Council Headquarters
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine;Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1989
Citation: Journal of Biosocial Science. Vol.21, No.S11 (1989), 9-16
Abstract: Because of the importance of contraceptive behaviour in most societies today a better understanding is needed of the social and behavioural factors affecting contraceptive decisions and choices of individuals and couples. This paper examines the need for longitudinal, theoretically-based studies of contraceptive use dynamics, including the timing, duration and interaction of reproductive events which may be more important than contraceptive technology in the social, cultural and economic context of fertility control. New research methods and appropriate analysis of data are relevant. Consideration of the social context is essential for the formulation and implementation of effective policies relating to the provision of contraceptive services. © 1989, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 14697599
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1969-1990

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