This literature review forms part of an extensive research project to determine why, despite evident demand, contraceptive prevalence remains so low in Pakistan, especially for modern methods. The research has been conducted by the Population Council with the support of the Research and Advocacy Fund (RAF) and comprises four component studies: review of relevant academic, program, and policy literature; qualitative study of perspectives of men, women, and service providers in the country on family planning; situation analysis of contraceptive quality, supply, and access factors at health facilities; and examination of supply-chain issues affecting the availability of contraceptives. This review presents the first study, i.e., the review of relevant academic, program, and policy literature on contraceptive demand and supply in Pakistan, and neighboring regions where relevant.
Zaidi, Batool and Sabahat Hussain. 2015. "Reasons for low modern contraceptive use—Insights from Pakistan and neighboring countries," Literature review. Islamabad: Population Council.