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Family planning refers to use of modern contraceptives or natural techniques to limit or space pregnancies. Modern methods of contraception include the pill, female and male sterilization, IUD, injectables, implants, male and female condom, diaphragm, and emergency contraception. Traditional methods include periodic abstinence, withdrawal and folk methods.
The DHS collects data on knowledge and use of contraceptive methods, both modern and traditional. Women are also asked where they obtain their contraceptive method, and whether or not they were provided information during their contraceptive counseling that allowed them to make an informed choice. In order to assess missed opportunities, non-users of contraception are often asked if they have discussed family planning with health care providers. Men are also asked about their opinions towards family planning. In some surveys, information is also collected on exposure to family planning campaigns and coverage of social marketing programs.
Extensive data on family planning are available on STATcompiler. Compare among countries and analyze trends over time.
The Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey collects data on family planning from the health facility perspective. The SPA monitors availability of family planning methods, equipment, client educational materials, availability of trained providers and the setting needed to adequately distribute and counsel women about family planning.