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Document Type
Further Analysis
Publication Topic(s)
Family Planning
Country(s)
Philippines
Survey
Philippines DHS, 1998
Language
English
Author(s)
Population Institute, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines and MEASURE DHS+, ORC Macro, Calverton, MD, USA
Publication Date
October 2000
Publication ID
FA35

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Abstract:

In the Philippines, the challenge of encouraging more couples to use contraceptives is still imperative. However, this mission is no longer limited to the adoption of contraception, but also includes the selection of appropriate methods that suit client needs and the maintenance of effective use over time. It is in this light that an analysis of contraceptive use dynamics focusing on the determinants of method choice and discontinuation is useful to better guide policy and program directions.