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Family planning's benefits include improved child health and nutrition : new data from Bangladesh

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Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Allison Greenspan

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 26

Topic: Health (Health services for children)
Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Bangladesh


Two recent studies from a unique experiment in Bangladesh shed light on the connection between birth spacing and child survival and show that family planning's beneficial effects extend beyond fertility reduction to enhanced child survival and health, including improved nutrition.