Verificaiton of Family Planning Knowledge among Married Women of Reproductive Ages in Pakistan
The study was conducted in 2011 in one of the districts of southern Punjab – Dera Ghazi Khan – in order to dig deeper into the dynamics of universal family planning knowledge, as reported generally in national surveys. The study had the sample size of 692 households selected through stratified randomization and with the help of structured interviews, the survey explored different dimensions of family planning knowledge. The objective of the study was to assess knowledge of family planning among married women of reproductive age in district Dera Ghazi Khan of Punjab Province in Pakistan. Knowledge was defined more than mere awareness of a family planning method but as a respondent’s ability to explain its usage, effectiveness in terms of preventing pregnancy, probable side-effects, if any, and sources of supply.