Assessing the fertility impact of quality of family planning services.
The purpose of this paper is to determine whether a focus on quality of family planning services is consistent with meeting demographic objectives. An analytical framework that links the 6 elements of quality with fertility is described. A review of existing literature and analysis presented in the paper suggests that improvements in quality of family planning services through enhancement in the choice of contraceptive methods available in a country would increase the overall use of contraception and thus would result in fertility reduction. (author's) (ANNOTATION)