In Bangladesh, Around 1 Million Unwanted Births Per Year

June 7, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Country sees 10 lakh unwanted births a year
Nearly 10 lakh children born annually in Bangladesh are unwanted due to a lack of family planning services and contraceptives, says a new analysis on the Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) 2014.
“Here unwanted birth means either the parents didn’t want the child in that time or never,” said Karar Zunaid Ahsan, senior monitoring and evaluation adviser at the programme management and monitoring unit of the health ministry.

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