by Amna Khan and Babar Tasneem Shaikh
Reproductive Health 2013, 10:10 (9 February 2013)
Pakistan has almost a stagnant contraceptive prevalence rate for more than a decade now, perhaps owing to the inadequate performance of the family planning programs. The provision and use of long term contraceptives such as IUCD has always been low (around 2%) and associated with numerous issues. The study revealed that the family planning clients are reluctant to use IUCDs because of a number of myths and misconceptions associated with the method. They also have reservations about the provider’s capability and quality of care at the facility.