Social norms, gender preference hindering family planning

November 5, 2008 • Family Planning, News

This is one in a long series of studies showing that social and cultural issues are now the major barrier to family planning use and small family norms in many countries.

A survey released on Sunday revealed that although over 90 per cent of married men and women believe smaller families lead to a better quality of life, only some 50 per cent adhere to the practice.

Family planning experts on Sunday said social factors such as gender preferences and the belief that large families lead to long-term security are behind this discrepancy.

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