Contraceptive Use among Slum and Non-Slum Dwellers: An Analysis of Selected Cities in India

Raj Narayan, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The aim of this study is examine the level, differential and determinant of contraceptive use among the slum and non-slum population in selected cities in India. First time in India the NFHS-III, has collected demographic and health care utilization information of mega cities. Bivariate tabulation, multivariate statistical techniques has been carried out to find out the predictor of contraceptive use. Results show a smaller amount difference in the use of contraceptive between slum and non-slum women. The women in the slum areas are more likely to use modern contraceptive methods than their non-slum counterparts. One important finding is that women belonging to the Muslim religion are more likely to use modern contraceptive methods in both areas. With respect to Delhi, women in Kolkata and Chennai are more likely to use contraceptive methods. The implication of this study is promoting societal acceptance of contraceptive use and achieve their desire family size.

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