Women’s Need for Family Planning in Arab Countries

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 2012

Author: Population Reference Bureau - United Nations Population Fund - Pan Arab Project for Family Health

Publisher: Population Reference Bureau - United Nations Population Fund - Pan Arab Project for Family Health

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Family planning is critical for the health of women and their families, and it can accelerate a country's progress toward reducing poverty and achieving development goals. A growing number of women in the Arab region are using contraception, as family planning services have expanded. Still, not all of the need has been satisfied. This PRB policy brief examines women's need for family planning in Arab countries, drawing from national surveys of married women conducted over the past 10 years by the Pan Arab Project for Family Health and the Demographic and Health Surveys. This policy brief was supported and published in collaboration with UNFPA, Arab States Regional Office (ASRO).