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Unmet Need of Contraception: A Critical Juncture toward Family Planning Goals.
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PMID:  24074135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
India is the first country in the world to implement a family planning program, and this program has succeeded in generating universal knowledge about family planning methods. In spite of this, there exists a wide gap between knowledge and acceptance of family planning methods reflecting an unmet need for contraception. Different communication channels used to disseminate knowledge like television, radio, and newspapers aim to change the family planning methods. Being a didactic method, these have the least potential to change the attitudes of the people. This article represents the tip of the iceberg of the fate arising out of incomplete information provided through mass media not supported by a formal family planning program. One primipara woman after getting pregnant took an emergency contraceptive pill and attended a clinic with vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and pallor. Ultimately she underwent suction evacuation and survived. This indicates that mass media should not be a substitute, but rather a supplement to the routine program of the health worker to promote contraception.
Dibakar Haldar; Indranil Saha; Bobby Paul; Abhijit Mukherjee; Tapobrata Guha Ray
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in public health     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1937-190X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308228     Medline TA:  Soc Work Public Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-6     Citation Subset:  H    
a Community Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital , Kolkata , West Bengal , India.
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