World Health & Population

World Health & Population November -0001 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/whp..17577

Family Planning Choice Behavior of Women in Slums in Bangladesh: A Discriminant Analysis

Mati Ur Rahman


The present paper uses discriminant analysis to understand the family planning choice behavior of women in the slums in Bangladesh. Policy implications emerging from this analysis are also provided. One such important policy implication is that both non-programmatic and programmatic efforts should be strengthened for accelerating family planning practices to arrest the unbridled population growth in the slums in Bangladesh. Some of the nonprogrammatic variables having significant impact on family planning choice are women's involvement in income generating activities, women's education, women's membership in community organizations, women's age, and son preference. Important programmatic factors influencing family planning choice behavior are fieldworker's visit to the clientele household, status of clientele knowledge of modern contraceptives, and their sources of supply.
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