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Women's empowerment and regional variation of contraceptive norms in Bangladesh
Authors: Deb S, Kabir A, and Kawsar LA
Source: International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 31(4):401-10; doi: 10.2190/IQ.31.4.g.
Topic(s): Contraception
Women’s empowerment
Country: Asia
Published: MAR 2010
Abstract: Using data derived from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), this study investigates the regional variation of contraceptive norms according to the empowerment status of women in Bangladesh. The result suggests that contraceptive norms vary from region to region. Logistic regression analysis suggests that there exists a positive relationship between women's empowerment and use of contraceptive methods in all regions except Barisal and Chittagong. The result also indicates that women's empowerment has a significant positive effect on contraceptive norms in the Dhaka, Khulna, and Rajshahi regions.