Influences on Household Demand for Family Planning
Several factors influence fertility, including contraceptive access and parental demand for children. This project focuses on the attitudes, information and household dynamics that create differences in fertility preferences between women and men.
Collaborating Organizations: Chipata Clinic, Population Services International (PSI), Society for Family Health (SFH)
Funding Organizations: The National Science Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPP) at Harvard University, and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Effects of Improving Access to Family Planning
Studies on sexual and reproductive health often focus on transmission of infectious diseases and excess fertility. This project studies the effects of access to family planning not only on fertility patterns, but also on mental health outcomes on women living in Zambia.