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India’s total fertility rate (TFR) declined despite an apparent decline in contraceptive use. The evidence has been captured in the difference between the NFHS-4 and NFHS-4. How did this happen, and what does it mean for family planning in India? This paper uses the Proximate Determinants of Fertility model to understand factors other than contraceptive use that are responsible for the decline of fertility. It concludes that both rising abortion rates and rising age at marriage had a role to play. This research can provide data to program managers, funders, and other researchers working in the area of fertility and family planning.
A toolkit to increase access to maternal and newborn health interventions.
by WHO 120 min read