Resource Type: Report
Authors: Health Finance and Governance Project
Published: November 2015
Resource Description: The Government of India (GoI) under the Mission Parivar Vikas (MPV) programme focuses investments in 146 districts in 7 states, which have the highest levels of fertility in India. The strategy aims to accelerate the supply of high quality family planning (FP) services in order to bring fertility of these states to replacement level by 2025. Young couples in the 15-24 year age group constitute the most important opportunity for this investment as they have the highest unmet need for modern contraception (22 percent) and are the largest contributor to fertility (54 percent combined). National Family Health Survey, Round 4 (NFHS-4) data was used to understand patterns and variations in contraceptive use and unmet need among women in this age group including women with low parity (parity at 0 & 1) across the four high focus states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (UP) in MPV and non-MPV districts.