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ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS AND PREVALENCE OF USE

  • JOHN ROSS (a1) and KAREN HARDEE (a1)

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Survey data on contraceptive use for about 80 countries are related to measures of contraceptive access, by method, from 1999 to 2009. Cross-tabulation and correlational methods are employed, with geographic comparisons and time trends. Total prevalence of use for five modern contraceptive methods correlates well to a variety of access measures. Greater access is also accompanied by a better balance among methods for both access and use. Sub-Saharan African countries show similar patterns though at lower levels. Improved access to multiple methods is consistently associated with higher levels of contraceptive use.

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ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS AND PREVALENCE OF USE

  • JOHN ROSS (a1) and KAREN HARDEE (a1)

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