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Five levels of family planning progress : lessons from Thailand

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Publication Date: January 1991

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Bryant Robey

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 18

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Thailand


A new framework developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Population divides developing nations into five stages, according to their level of modern contraceptive prevalence. Thailand, a family planning success story, moved out of the emergent stage in the early 1960s and reached the mature stage in 1985. Thailand's rapid family planning progress is the result of many influences.