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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Contraception and current scenario: A Review of the Evidence

Naeela Ansari, Zeeshan Khan, Farha Rizwan


India is a densely populated country with a population of 132.42 crores and is the second highest in the world. It needs to be controlled at earliest by various means of contraceptives. Globally 63% of females in the reproductive age are rooted to be using contraceptive methods, for a total of 716 million females worldwide. Although all parts of the world have seen a huge increase in contraceptive usage, at least 200 million women still currently lack access to modern contraceptives. Today about 53.4% eligible couples are still unprotected against conception. Fertility control leads to many economic and social benefits for women viz. educational attainment, personal autonomy to relationship stability and satisfaction. Here, some literature on the knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception has been reviewed to understand the current scenario of family planning among women of reproductive age


Contraception, KAP-Gap of Contraception, Family Planning, Unmet need, emergency contraceptives.

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