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Though fertility levels in UP, India's most populous state, declined considerably in recent decades, the current level is well above the government’s target of 2.1. This study analyses fertility and family planning trends in India and UP. It concludes that there is a greater reliance on traditional methods and condoms, coupled with relatively low demand for modern contraceptives. This suggests inadequate access to modern contraceptives, especially in districts with high fertility rates. The study makes a case for family planning activities to be scaled according to the need and geography to ensure achievement of state-level improvements in family planning programs and fertility outcomes. It could provide useful insights to policy makers. Click here to read the study.