Family Planning Practices in Rural Community

Rosniza Aznie C. R., A. C. Er, Abdul Rahim M. N., Lyndon N., Usman Y., Suriati G., Mohd Fuad M. J., Mohd Yusof Hussain

Abstract


This study focuses on the various factors that encourage the practice of family planning for rural communities in Malaysia. Family planning program is a modern alternative for married couples in determining the desired number of children in a family in addition to helping women obtain optimal health with birth intervals exist. It is associated in the field of demography which saw control of the birth rate of a family. Key reference data for this study are based on various population and housing census report Malaysia since the 1980s to 2010. This Followed by a field study based on the questionnaire on targeted population. Multivariate Analysis is used to cluster variables to key factors and then evaluated based on the significance of regression analysis as appropriate. The study found that the level of education, understanding husband, and type of work is the most significant factor influencing the practice of family planning. The study found that rural communities have begun to realize its importance but still not be able to receive a variety of modern methods of family planning practice to practice except oral contraceptives. Thus the results of the study provide some suggestions for improving the knowledge society towards good health and fertility potential trend towards the policy proposed by Malaysia's 70 million populations.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v9n14p42

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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