Target Setting in Family Planning Programs: Controversies and Challenges, in Family, Gender and Population in the Middle East, 1995.

National family planning programs in developing countries arose out of global and national concerns that rapid population growth would have a detrimental effect on socioeconomic development. Programs defined the central problem as high fertility and they sought to control women's fertility in particular. Thus, reduced fertility became the basis for judging the success or failure of programs. Broader reproductive health concerns were not part of the early family planning agenda.
Author(s): Cynthia Myntti , Karima Khalil  
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