—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.
—Health, lack of awareness, misconceptions,
Muhammad Ibrar is with the Department of Social Work, Institute of
Social Work, Sociology & Gender Studies, University of Peshwar, Khyber
Pakhtunkhaw, Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.