Educational level and family planning among Pakistani women: A prospective explorative knowledge, attitude and practice study

F. Memon, L. Jonker
2018 Middle East Fertility Society Journal  
Manuscript number MEFS_2017_149_R1 Title Educational level and family planning among women of developing countries: a prospective explorative knowledge, attitude and practice study Short title Education, family planning and Pakistani women Article type Original Article Abstract The choice & decision-making powers around contraception and family planning in relation to educational levels in women from a developing country, was explored in this explorative knowledge, attitude and practice study.
more » ... nd practice study. A survey collated data from 324 married women of reproductive age. A mixture of urban & rural, and lower & higher educated women participated. Sixty percent indicated that they had not been given a choice regarding family size; unwanted pregnancies are a common occurrence. Although a woman's level of education has a positive impact -as this group feels more empowered to make decisions -the majority of women still have very limited power to make decisions about the number of children they wish to have. Larger scale research is required to determine if this situation is mirrored nationwide, and whether regional and national level interventions aimed at both sexes are indicated to improve this situation.
doi:10.1016/j.mefs.2018.01.011 fatcat:kc57cumndvgvlni2lcvqm2c3xy