Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 15 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2010/03/04

Region 2 married women highest users of family planning

by Oliver Baccay

Tuguegarao City (4 March) -- The results of the National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) which were conducted last 2008 revealed that knowledge of family planning is universal among women in the country.

The survey shows that more than half of the married women are using family planning and the commonly known methods are the pill, male condom, female sterilization and injectables.

Dir. Anabelle C. Langbayan, NSO 2- Regional Director, presented that use of modern family planning is fairly consistent in urban and rural areas but varies by region.

In her presentation, Region 2 posted the highest percentage of women using modern method with 46% while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the least users of modern method with only 10% of their married women.

Langabayan also stated that use of family planning is fairly high even among women from the poorest households.

The NDHS also showed that more than half of Filipino women want no more children and some want to wait at least two years before their next birth which are potential users of family planning. However, there is still big percentage of women who wants to stop childbearing or to space their birth but not using any family planning method.

On child mortality, the survey revealed that for every 1,000 live births, 25 children die before their first birthday, and 34 children per 1,000 live births die before reaching age five.

Generally, Langbayan said the trend in the use of family planning is increasing and the child health care is not so much problem in the region. (PIA 2) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»Soldiers facilitate safe transfer of NPA leader to Davao reg'l hospital
»NPA roadside bomb injures truck driver in Davao
»Mercury phase-out, ban not to be cause of panic
»Davao Norte guv cites national gov't partnership as vital to dev't agenda
»Comelec calls on barangay officials to train elderly, illiterates to shade oval
»Power shortage in Mindanao now at 650-MW
»Davao Light cites measures to protect supply
»Cebuano News: Women's Month celebration gipatigayon sa Caraga
»Mindanao task forces prepare El Niņo mitigation plan
»New Zealand reaffirms commitment to peace, development of Caraga region
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines