IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(2): 195-199 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.451

Attitude of the Community towards Birth Spacing: A Case Study of District Swabi, Province Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw, Pakistan

Muhammad Ibrar and Raazia Hassan Naqvi
Abstract—Health is regarded as the top most priority of every individual, but no specific concern has been given to the health of a layman particularly in the reproductive side. Lack of knowledge and awareness among the local masses boost the problems of reproductive health particularly in the rural setups and no importance has been given to the birth spacing due to which the health and nutrition problems both in females and children are at its peak. The three aspects of our society i.e. culture, social and religious; all has played a negative role in this regard, people are unaware of the teaching of Islam regarding this issue and culture and social aspects also played a negative role in this respect. District Swabi where the education ratio is highest than as compared with other districts of the Province Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw, is also confronting this problem of birth spacing. The study showed that most of the people believed that the methods of family planning that can be used for birth spacing actually stop the reproduction ability of the couple for the future. Despite of all these issues the government has also not played a vital role to overcome the problems in reproductive health sector.

Index Terms—Health, lack of awareness, misconceptions, reproductive health.

Muhammad Ibrar is with the Department of Social Work, Institute of Social Work, Sociology & Gender Studies, University of Peshwar, Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, Pakistan (e-mail: ibrarsworker@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Muhammad Ibrar and Raazia Hassan Naqvi, " Attitude of the Community towards Birth Spacing: A Case Study of District Swabi, Province Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw, Pakistan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 195-199, 2015.

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