The Matlab Project : family planning success in Bangladesh
Publication Date: January 1990
Publisher(s): East-West Center
Author(s): Bryant Robey
Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 13
An experimental project in Matlab, Bangladesh, provides solid evidence that family planning programs can produce lasting increases in the use of modern contraceptives and achieve reductions in fertility, even in a traditional rural society. The results of the Matlab Project suggest that economic and social development is not a prerequisite for fertility reduction, if contraceptive services can be introduced and sustained effectively in a culturally appropriate manner.