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Author Bulatao, Rodolfo A., 1944-

Title The value of family planning programs in developing countries / Rodolfo A. Bulatao
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998


Description 1 online resource (xix, 79 pages)
Contents The Need for Family Planning -- Population Growth -- Implications of High Fertility -- Dependency and Savings -- Education and Health -- The Built and Natural Environments -- Desire for Smaller Families -- Unmet Need -- Reasons for Unmet Need -- The Record of Family Planning -- The Effect of Family Planning Programs -- Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors -- Program Strategies and Approaches -- The Basics of Program Success -- Responding to Client Needs -- Managing Effectively -- Promoting Family Planning -- Selecting a Delivery System -- Mobilizing Support -- The Cost of Family Planning -- Public Expenditures -- Government Involvement -- Donor Commitments -- Continuing Challenges
Summary Family planning programs have been highly successful over the past 30 years in providing women in developing countries with desired access to contraceptive services and helping to reduce fertility rates. Notwithstanding this success, there is still an urgent need for these programs. The world's population is increasing, with annual population growth still approximately 80 million people. Nearly all of this growth is occurring in developing nations, where fertility rates remain relatively high. This high fertility runs counter to the preferences expressed by millions of women, who actually want to have smaller families. Family planning programs are also desirable because they are associated with a range of other benefits, most notably improvements in women's and children's health. Host countries provide about 60 to 75 percent of funding for family planning. However, funding and technical assistance from donor nations, especially the United States, have been crucial to the past success of family planning programs and are equally important for strengthening and expanding program efforts to meet future challenges
Notes "Population matters, a Rand program of policy-relevant communication."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-79)
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Print version record
Subject Birth control -- Developing countries
Contraceptives -- Developing countries
Population assistance -- Developing countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Abortion & Birth Control.
Birth control
Population assistance
Régulation des naissances -- Pays en voie de développement.
Contraceptifs -- Pays en voie de développement.
Assistance en matière de population -- Pays en voie de développement.
Developing countries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585347387