ERIC Number: ED153874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Family Planning Drop-Outs Reconsidered: A Critical Review of Research and Research Findings. Research for Action No. 3.
This publication is a critical bibliography and assessment of scientific materials relating to family planning discontinuation rates. Most of the studies referenced were done in Asia, Africa, and South America. Chapter titles include: (1) Discontinuation: A Neglected Topic?; (2) Measuring Discontinuation; (3) What Happens After Termination; (4) A Method for Recording Types of Discontinuation; and (5) Conclusion. Three hundred ninety-six studies are referenced in the bibliography. Specific points made in the conclusion chapter are: (1) discontinuation rates should not be treated as an undesirable phenomenon, but as a regular and foreseeable feature of all programs; (2) the initial client contact and family planning practices are crucial for continuation; (3) critical program reviews should be based on the community environment and the socio-cultural background of the clients; (4) the client's cultural and individual needs should be given special attention by clinic staff; and (5) cooperation between those involved in the program and researchers is needed to fully understand discontinuation. (MR)
Descriptors: Contraception, Cultural Context, Dropout Rate, Family Planning, Parenthood Education, Population Education, Population Trends, Research, Research Reviews (Publications), Socioeconomic Background
International Planned Parenthood Federation, 18-20 Lower Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4PW, England ($3.75)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).