Why do Chinese women practice contraception? The case of rural Jilin Province

Kim Choe Minja Kim Choe, Noriko Tsuya

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Abstract

This study focuses on the relationship between contraceptive behavior, family size preferences, and perceptions of the one-child policy among young Chinese women in rural areas of Jilin Province. In 1985, about 85% of rural married women with one surviving child were practicing contraception, although most of them reported two as their ideal number of children. Most women with one surviving child, including those with one-child certificates, were practising contraception in response to the government campaign, while more than half of the women with two or more children were doing so voluntarily. Most of the women with one child were using the IUD, whereas more than half of women with two or more children were sterilized. Through multivariate analysis of contraceptive behavior and method choice, additional factors were found to be associated with the contraceptive behavior of rural Jilin women; achievement of their ideal family size was a significant factor in the voluntary practice of contraception as well as in contraceptive method choice. Implications of the results are discussed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Family Planning
Pages39-51
Number of pages13
Volume22
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Minja Kim Choe, K. C., & Tsuya, N. (1991). Why do Chinese women practice contraception? The case of rural Jilin Province. In Studies in Family Planning (1 ed., Vol. 22, pp. 39-51)

Why do Chinese women practice contraception? The case of rural Jilin Province. / Minja Kim Choe, Kim Choe; Tsuya, Noriko.

Studies in Family Planning. Vol. 22 1. ed. 1991. p. 39-51.

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Minja Kim Choe, KC & Tsuya, N 1991, Why do Chinese women practice contraception? The case of rural Jilin Province. in Studies in Family Planning. 1 edn, vol. 22, pp. 39-51.
Minja Kim Choe KC, Tsuya N. Why do Chinese women practice contraception? The case of rural Jilin Province. In Studies in Family Planning. 1 ed. Vol. 22. 1991. p. 39-51
Minja Kim Choe, Kim Choe ; Tsuya, Noriko. / Why do Chinese women practice contraception? The case of rural Jilin Province. Studies in Family Planning. Vol. 22 1. ed. 1991. pp. 39-51
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