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Family planning method users to be 75pc by 2022: minister

SANGSAD BHABAN, Health and Family Welfare Minister

Zahid Maleque today informed the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the users of family

planning methods in the country are expected to be increased to 75 percent by

2022 from existing 62.4 percent.

The fertility rate in the country was 6.91 percent and the users of family planning

methods were 7.7 percent during 1970 to 1975. Now the fertility rate declined to

2.05 percent, while the users of family planning methods went up to 62.4

percent, he said.

The health minister made the remarks while replying a tabled question of treasury

bench lawmaker Md Mamunur Rashid Kiron (Noakhali3) in the House.

Noting that the government is implementing different family planning

programmes to control birth rate, Maleque said it will be possible to bring down

fertility rate to 2 percent from existing 2.05.

A total of 30,000 satellite clinics are being arranged per months across the

country and each of 45,000 family welfare assistants holds one courtyard

meeting with locals every month to reach the family welfare services and

messages at the doorsteps of the people and encourage them for small family, the

minister said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)