Employed women more likely to use modern contraception: National Family Health Survey report

| Updated: May 7, 2022 5:21 pm

Findings show that contraceptive usage increases in communities, regions that have seen more socio-economic progress.

Working women are more likely to use modern contraception, according to the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey 2019-21 released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

A brief fact sheet was released in November last year. According to the data, 66.3 per cent women who are employed use a modern contraceptive method, compared with 53.4 per cent of women who are not employed.

The findings also show that contraceptive usage increases in communities and regions that have seen more socio-economic progress. The data shows that the ‘Unmet need for family planning methods’ is highest among the lowest wealth quintile (11.4 per cent) and lowest among the highest wealth quintile (8.6 per cent). Use of modern contraceptives also increases with income- from 50.7 per cent of women in the lowest wealth quintile to 58.7 per cent of women in the highest quintile.

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