During the National Dissemination Seminar of the 1998 Philippine National Demographic and Health Survey, panelists highlighted the national decline in fertility from 4.1 children/woman in 1990-93 to 3.7 in 1995-98. This decline is accompanied by an increase in contraceptive use, with traditional methods accounting to 40% of all contraception used. Prevalence of contraceptive use is 47%, with female sterilization as the most common method. However, there still exists a 40% contraceptive discontinuation, which was largely attributed to contraceptive failure resulting to unplanned pregnancy. In response, the National Seminar planned the implementation of workshops at the regional level to present survey findings and elicit feedback on the implications and possible solutions to the problems encountered. Furthermore, analyses studies are underway on fertility preferences and the transition of the two child norms, and contraceptive use dynamics.