Gender Relations and Family Planning among Couples in Cameroon: The Case of the Discussion on Family Planning among Couples

Mireille Gneche, CARE-IFA
Valerie Chemgne, CARE-IFA

Discussions have been conducted in the context of the use of family planning among married women but they were not followed (or very little) through practical applications within couples. The results of the EDS in 2011 in Cameroon revealed that nearly 53% of married women have no discussion of family planning with their spouses. Yet this practice would be more effective if this discussion was most often and would have the direct impact of fertility control. The objective of this paper is to fill this gap by studying the influence of gender relations on the discussion of couples on family planning for better policy guidance on family planning

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 Presented in Session P9. Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health