Family planning a ‘sacred’ choice for 82% of Pinoys

September 12, 2011 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Philippines, Daily Email Recap

From GMA News in Manila.  See

SWS: Family planning a ‘sacred’ choice for 82% of Pinoys

08/09/2011 | 08:27 AM

Four out of the five Filipinos, or 82 percent, recently surveyed by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) consider family planning as a “sacred” personal choice that should not be interfered with.

The SWS survey, conducted from June 3 to 6 among 1,200 adults, also showed Filipinos want the government to provide information and subsidize family planning methods.

The SWS, which published the on BusinessWorld, its media partner, said the 82 percent rating was 21 points higher than the 61 percent rating on the same issue in November 1990.

Personal choice

In the survey, 82 percent of the 1,200 respondents agreed with the statement “the choice of a family planning method is a personal choice of couples and no one should interfere with it.” Only 8 percent disagreed while 9 percent were undecided.

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