Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, March 1991
  • E-ISSN: 15644278


Despite the long history of the family planning programme in Bangladesh, the contraceptive prevalence level remains low and consequently the rate of population growth has remained persistently high. Several factors can be attributed to low contraceptive prevalence. The most important factors are low levels of socio-economic development, the lower status of women, the strong preference for sons, the high level of infant and child mortality and limited access to health and family planning facilities.

Related Subject(s): Population and Demography
Countries: Bangladesh

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