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Post Family Planning Acceptance Experience in the Caribbean: St. Kitts-Nevis and St. Vincent
Jerald Bailey and Alan Keller
Studies in Family Planning
Vol. 13, No. 2 (Feb., 1982), pp. 44-58
Published by: Population Council
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1966236
Page Count: 15
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This survey of family planning acceptors in two Caribbean countries indicates that women are effective contraceptors, with all-contraception continuation rates similar to those in comparable studies. Clinic utilization patterns are erratic, with only 15 percent of the acceptors keeping all of their follow-up appointments. The postacceptance fertility rates were only somewhat lower than those of the general population. Family planning acceptors had between 14 percent (St. Vincent) and 43 percent (St. Kitts-Nevis) of the live births. The service statistics systems, which attempt to maintain a continuous count of active program users, overestimate the number of current contraceptive users by 63-138 percent. Few program acceptors switch to the commercial sector as a source of contraceptive supplies; the program was the current source of supply for 81-98 percent of the women using contraception at the time of the study.
Studies in Family Planning © 1982 Population Council