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    070356

    Pakistan. South Asia Region.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

    IPPF COUNTRY PROFILES. 1992 Jan; 19-24.

    A country profile of demographic/statistical data, social and health aspects, and government policies and program in Pakistan particularly as they relate to family planning is presented by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Finding current population growth too high and impeding of development, the government enacted a population policy in 1991 aimed at reducing population growth to 2.5% in 10 years. An integrated approach will stress population education in secondary schools, the use of mobile services to promote birth spacing and provide maternal-child health care, and the provision of services through government facilities and family welfare centers. The Family Planning Association (FPA) of Pakistan was created in 1953, and became a member of the IPPF in 1954. It promotes family planning through education, clinics, and the use of male community institutions, and is the main provider of services. The organization also campaigns for both more government involvement in family planning and improvements in the status of women. 16% of married women practice contraception. Female sterilization is the most popular method, followed by condoms. with husband's consent, sterilization is permitted for married women with at least 2-3 children. Abortion is legal only to save a woman's life. Family planning constraints, education, demographic trends, health issues, status of women, contraceptive availability and accessibility, and the operations and funding of the family planning association are fully discussed.
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    070355

    Sri Lanka. South Asia Region.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

    IPPF COUNTRY PROFILES. 1992 Jan; 25-30.

    A country profile of demographic/statistical data, social and health aspects, and government policies and programs in Sri Lanka particularly as they relate to family planning is presented by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The government regards current population growth as too high, and provides subsidized clinics, contraceptives, and monetary incentives for sterilization. The Family Planning Association (FPA) of Sri Lanka was created in 1953, and became a member of the IPPF in 1954. It emphasizes motivation and contraceptive distribution, operates 2 clinics, a rural family health project, and provides for educational, contraceptive social marketing, and sterilization programs. The organization generally plays a limited role in the delivery of family planning, with these projects serving to supplement government programs. 62% of married women practice contraception, with 40% using modern methods. Female sterilization is the most popular method, followed by male sterilization and oral contraceptives. Abortion is legal only to save a woman's life. Family planning constraints, education, demographic trends, health issues, status of women, contraceptive availability and accessibility, and the operations and funding of the family planning association are fully discussed.
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    070354

    Bangladesh. South Asia Region.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

    IPPF COUNTRY PROFILES. 1992 Jan; 1-6.

    A country profile of demographic/statistical data, social and health aspects, and government policies and programs in Bangladesh particularly as they relate to family planning is presented by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The government regards current population growth as too high, and has launched a National Population Program to reduce fertility through the integration of health care services an socioeconomic programs with legislation. Overall, the government provides family planning services, is attempting to improve the status of women, and encourages NGO involvement in service delivery and education. The Family Planning Association (FPA) of Bangladesh was created in 1953, and became a member of the IPPF in 1975. Providing approximately 10% of family planning services while supplementing those of the government, the FPA uses religious leaders, hawkers, traditional healers, general education, and clinics to promote family planning, while also trying to improve women's status. 31% of married women practice contraception, with 22% using modern methods. Female sterilization is the most popular method, followed by oral contraceptives. Abortion is legal only to save a woman's life. Family planning constraints, education, demographic trends, health issues, status of women, contraceptive availability and accessibility, and the operations and funding of the family planning association are fully discussed.
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    070353

    India. South Asia Region.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

    IPPF COUNTRY PROFILES. 1992 Jan; 7-12.

    A country profile of demographic/statistical data, social and health aspects, and government policies and programs in India particularly as they relate to family planning is presented by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The government finds current high population growth obstructive to reducing poverty, and has combined family planning, family welfare, maternal-child health (MCH), and nutrition with development, female education, and women's rights. The government offers family welfare and primary health centers which provide contraceptive services through the National Family Welfare Program. The Family Planning Association (FPA) of India was created in 1949, and became a member of the IPPF in 1952. The FPA provides education, family planning, MCH, and counselling services through funding from the government, MCH, and counselling services through funding from the government. In addition to working to improve women's status, it also attempts to involve more women and youth in development. Almost 43% of married women practice contraception, with the overwhelming majority using modern methods. Sterilization is the most popular method, followed by the IUD. Abortion is legal to save the woman's life, protect maternal health, for social-medical reasons, for genetic defects, in cases of rape and incest, and occasionally for contraceptive failure. Family planning constraints, education, demographic trends, health issues, status of women, contraceptive availability and accessibility, and the operations and funding of the family planning association are fully discussed.
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    070352

    Nepal. South Asia Region.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

    IPPF COUNTRY PROFILES. 1992 Jan; 13-8.

    A country profile of demographic/statistical data, social and health aspects, and government policies and programs in Nepal particularly as they relate to family planning is presented by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The government regards current population growth as too high, and has taken steps to provide family planning services to the population including the establishment of a Mother and Child Health Project in 1968 and a National Population Strategy in 1983. Health care and development are integrated with economic, social, and education reforms including attempts to improve the status of women. The Family Planning Association (FPA) of Nepal was created in 1958, and became a member of the IPPF in 1960. Providing approximately 20% of family planning services and supplementing those of the government, the FPA operates clinics, educational programs, rural family health projects, sterilization programs, and natural family planning programs, while also working to improve women's status. 15% of married women practice contraception, with nearly all of them using modern methods. Female sterilization is the most popular method, followed by male sterilization. Birth control pills and condoms are widely available free of charge, and pills may be obtained without prescription. Abortion is legal only to save a woman's life and for other unspecified medical reasons. Family planning constraints, education, demographic trends, health issues, status of women, contraceptive availability and accessibility, and the operations and funding of the family planning association are fully discussed.
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