A Reproductive Health Communication Model That Helps Improve Young Women's Reproductive Life and Reduce Population Growth: The Case of PRACHAR from Bihar, India
Using data from a project in Bihar, India, this paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to adolescents and youth can help increase age of marriage and first birth, increase contraceptive use among young couples, provide vulnerable populations better access to reproductive health services, and reduce population growth.
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