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Choosing a contraceptive method : why does it matter?

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Publication Date: January 1988

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Bryant Robey

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 5

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Asia


Throughout Asia, there are striking differences in the popularity of various contraceptive methods. The leading contraceptive methods used today are sterilization, the IUD, the pill, and the condom. The goal for family planning is not only to encourage contraception, but also to provide the choices that meet people's needs.