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Fertility decline in Bangladesh : an emerging family planning success story.

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 20

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Bangladesh


The demographic transition unfolding in Bangladesh suggests that women will readily employ contraception if services are made available in a culturally appropriate manner. Substantial socio-economic development does not appear to have been a necessary pre-condition for the onset of fertility decline.