Community Awareness about Family Planning Program in District Malakand, Pakistan

Vision 2020: Sustainable Economic development, Innovation Management, and Global Growth, 2017

5 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2019

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Muhammad Ibrar

Harbin Institute of Technology

Jianing Mi

Harbin Institute of Technology

Mussawar Shah

University of Agriculture, Peshawar

Muhammad Rafiq

Harbin Institute of Technology

Date Written: February 4, 2017

Abstract

The current study was conducted in the three selected villages of District Malakand, Pakistan. The study proceeded with the objectives to assess community awareness and perception about family planning program. A sample size 169 respondents, married male persons were randomly selected. A highly significant association was found between family planning program with awareness about spacing/gap. Moreover, a significant association between family planning program and family planning is for the improvement of the society. In addition, a highly significant association was found between family planning program and positive effects of family planning on the health of mother and child. It is concluded that family planning is functioning, people approval to it, and contributing positively towards condensing birth rate. Awareness program strengthening through seminars, the involvement of religious and motivation towards higher adoption rate were suggested is policy recommendations in light of the study.

Keywords: Community Awareness, Perception, population Growth, Family Planning

JEL Classification: D19

Suggested Citation

Ibrar, Muhammad and Mi, Jianing and Shah, Mussawar and Rafiq, Muhammad, Community Awareness about Family Planning Program in District Malakand, Pakistan (February 4, 2017). Vision 2020: Sustainable Economic development, Innovation Management, and Global Growth, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3328448 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3328448

Muhammad Ibrar (Contact Author)

Harbin Institute of Technology ( email )

92 West Dazhi Street
Nan Gang District
Harbin, heilongjiang 150001
China

Jianing Mi

Harbin Institute of Technology ( email )

92 West Dazhi Street
Nan Gang District
Harbin, heilongjiang 150001
China

Mussawar Shah

University of Agriculture, Peshawar ( email )

Peshawar
Peshawr, KPK 25000
Pakistan

Muhammad Rafiq

Harbin Institute of Technology ( email )

92 West Dazhi Street
Nan Gang District
Harbin, heilongjiang 150001
China

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