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Can family planning programs reduce high desired family size in sub-saharan Africa?
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PMID:  22227628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
During the past half century, fertility declines have been pervasive in Asia and Latin America. Between the early 1950s and the early 2000s, the total fertility rate (TFR)-the average number of live births a woman would have during her lifetime, assuming constant fertility rates-dropped from 5.7 to 2.4 births per woman in Asia and from 5.9 to 2.3 births per woman in Latin America.1 Only a handful of countries in these regions still have fertility rates higher than four births per woman. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, fertility remains high in the large majority of countries. Although some declines have occurred, the average total fertility rate in 2005-2010 exceeded 5.1 births per woman-more than double the levels observed in Asia and Latin America.
John Bongaarts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1944-0405     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101504990     Medline TA:  Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vice President and Distinguished Scholar, Population Council, New York,
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