Effect of Islamic Perception on Family Planning Practices

12 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2012 Last revised: 9 Feb 2014

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Hassan Raza

IQRA University

Aysha Sheraz

National Institute of Population Studies

Rabia Zafar

National Institute of Population Studies

Date Written: November 7, 2012

Abstract

The present study attempts to analyze the effect of religious perception of general community on their contraceptive Practices. Data from National Institute of Population Studies was taken to conduct this study. This study helped to understand people religious perception with regard to the use of family planning programs which has provided substantial guidance for police makers to focus on those factors which have strong association with use of contraceptive. The sample size was comprised of 2398 household in which one ever married man and woman was interviewed. Further, this pilot study was conducted in two Districts of Punjab, Sialkot and Chakwal. For empirical results, bi-variate analysis was performed in order to check one to one relationship while due to the dichotomous nature of dependent variable, logistic regression was used for multivariate analysis. The results revealed that although religion plays an important role in scheming attitudes of people for contraceptive practices but it is not statistically significant while education of women is highly associated with use of contraceptive. Family planning practices are more common in urban area due to access to health services and source of information. Moreover, women are more likely to use contraceptive than male.

Keywords: Use of contraceptive, Islamic perception, Logistic Regression

Suggested Citation

Raza, Hassan and Sheraz, Aysha and Zafar, Rabia, Effect of Islamic Perception on Family Planning Practices (November 7, 2012). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 05, No. 03, pp. 85-96, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2172546

Hassan Raza (Contact Author)

IQRA University ( email )

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Karachi, Sindh 75500
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Aysha Sheraz

National Institute of Population Studies ( email )

Block 12-A, Capital Centre
Markaz, Islamabad
Pakistan

Rabia Zafar

National Institute of Population Studies ( email )

Block 12-A, Capital Centre
Markaz, Islamabad
Pakistan

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