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Pathways to empowerment for women are often presumed to be factors such as changing the perception of the domestic role and sense of control over their own bodies. While these are integral, this paper highlights how control over the family size and birth interval may also be critical to empowering women. It examines the impact of contraceptive use for empowering married women in India, using data from the National Family Health Survey - 4 (2015-16). The findings suggest that the use of contraceptives increases women's decision-making power and agency. This paper is especially useful for policymakers and social enterprises working in the area of family planning.
A toolkit to increase access to maternal and newborn health interventions.
by WHO 120 min read