Impact of Changing Contraceptive Method Mix on Jordan's Total Fertility Rate
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Jordan's total fertility rate has leveled off since 2002. At the current level, a woman would give birth to an average of 3.8 children during her lifetime. If fertility remains unchanged, Jordan's population would double in size in about 30 years. This rapid population growth would place continued pressure on the environment, water availability, food security, housing, employment, and health and education services.
This policy brief discusses three key factors that will affect future population growth: childbearing patterns, contraceptive use, and the various types of contraceptives chosen by couples (method mix). It then answers the question, "What will be the impact of changing the current contraceptive method mix on achieving Jordan's future fertility goals?" Policy recommendations follow.
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|Document Type:||Policy Briefs|
|No. of Pages:||7|
|Country:||Jordan, ASIA & MIDDLE EAST, Middle East and North Africa (MENA)|
|Keywords:||FP/RH, Strategic Planning, RAPID|