ERIC Number: ED144851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Availability of Fertility Regulation Methods: Report on a Methodological Study. Scientific Reports, No. 1, February 1977.
The report investigates the problems of assessing the availability of fertility regulation methods in the household and the community. The study originated from the need to evaluate a number of proposed additions to the data collection instruments used by the World Fertility Survey (WFS). The core questionnaire was modified to add the following terms: pregnancy termination, menstrual regulation, household availability, and community availability. India, Panama, and Turkey were the testing sites. Women, ages 15-49, currently married and living with their husbands, provided data concerning both their familiarity with the terms and their use of fertility regulation methods. The women came from urban and rural, middle class, and poor backgrounds. Women from poor, rural areas were further designated as to whether or not they had access to a family planning or health clinic. The actual survey, problems arising in question design, and responses to open-ended questions are included in appendices. Tables provide percentages of responses according to country and include mean and standard deviations. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Fertility Survey, London (England).; International Statistical Inst., Voorburg (Netherlands).