Estimation of Births Averted Due to Use of Family Planning Methods in Major States of India

Narendra Kumar, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Puspita Datta, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

This study attempts to estimate the births averted due to contraceptive use, with the latest available data for 20 Indian states. This study also aimed to estimate extra births that could have been avoided if assumed that the unmet need for contraception is fulfilled. Applying TFR method proposed by Liu and others (2008), a wide variation in births averted at the state level has been found. The estimation of births averted not only provides approximation of the number of births prevented by using contraception, it also show that the significant impact of contraceptive use on reducing fertility level. It can conclude that though sterilization is fully effective method and use of sterilization is more but it is not properly practiced then the effect of the method for birth aversion cannot be satisfied and thereby the target of reducing fertility level cannot achieve in the way it can be expected.

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Presented in Poster Session 2