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Data from two successive rounds of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 3 and 4, has been used in this research to study the changing patterns of non-use of contraceptives. Sexual abstinence (not having sex: 10%; infrequent sex: 3%) and infecundity (menopausal/hysterectomy: 12%; sub-fecund/infecund: 10%) were the most commonly reported reasons for non-use of contraceptive methods in 2015–16, followed by a refusal to use (10%). The findings suggest that the increasing trend of abstinence and infecundity among non-users of contraception is a pertinent variable to consider for Family Planning as it will have a direct impact on family planning research and reproductive health programs.
How does contraceptive use impact Infant and Child Mortality?
by Ankita Shukla, et al... 45 min read