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The impact of mass media family planning programmes on current use of contraception in urban Bangladesh.

Authors
  • Kabir, M
  • Islam, M A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of biosocial science
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2000
Volume
32
Issue
3
Pages
411–419
Identifiers
PMID: 10979233
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

A sample of 871 currently married urban Bangladeshi women was used to assess the impact of mass media family planning programmes on current contraceptive use. The analyses suggested that radio had been playing a significant role in spreading family planning messages among eligible clients; 38% of women with access to a radio had heard of family planning messages while the figures for TV and newspaper were 18.5% and 8.5% respectively. Education, number of living children and current contraceptive use were important predictors of exposure to any mass media family planning messages. There was a negative relationship between breast-feeding and the current use of contraception indicating a low need for contraception among women who were breast-feeding.

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