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BARRIERS TO FAMILY PLANNING USE IN EASTERN NEPAL

August 03, 2018

Faced with stagnant contraceptive prevalence, the Government of Nepal has recently ramped up efforts to reduce barriers to family planning, to increase methods and services available, and to satisfy the demand for modern contraception. This study, which took place in Eastern Nepal, was a follow-up to the 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS). The follow-up study reinterviewed a sample of married female NDHS respondents age 15-39 in 17 clusters of Province 1, typically within a week following their NDHS interview (90% response rate, n=194). It included a range of in-depth questions about family planning use, fertility preferences, and perceived barriers to family planning.