Data from the third round of the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) survey in Rajasthan, India collected in late 2017 show an increasing proportion of women in union using a modern method of contraception. Data collected in the most recent survey show that 56.2% of married women are using modern methods of contraception, compared to 51.7% in 2016. While female sterilization remains the most common form of contraception, more women are opting to use short-acting methods of contraception, including pills and male condoms, accounting for a more diverse method mix. The use of long-acting reversible methods, including implants, injectables, and IUDs, is still relatively low.
Dr. Anoop Khanna, Principal Investigator for PMA2020/India, along with researchers at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in Rajasthan, held a national dissemination event on March 14, 2018 to present these results along with other key findings from round three of the PMA2020 survey.
Key stakeholders, including representatives from the Ministry of Health were in attendance. Dr. S.M. Mittal, Director of Family Welfare in the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan attended and delivered the keynote address of the results dissemination, emphasizing that the strength of the PMA2020 survey is its ability to obtain high-quality data in real-time.
The audience also included government representatives, development partners, and representatives from international and national non-governmental organizations including Jhpiego, UNFPA, Pathfinder, PSI, MSI, World Bank, and IPE Global, among others. Following the presentation of key results, there was an extensive discussion with the audience, during which a question and answer session took place, indicating the government’s commitment in using PMA2020 results moving forward.
In Rajasthan, data collection is led by the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University in Jaipur. A sample of 147 enumeration areas (EAs) was drawn by the International Institute for Population Sciences from a master sampling frame. In each EA households and private health facilities were listed and mapped, with 35 households randomly selected in each EA. Households were surveyed and occupants enumerated. All eligible females ages 15 to 49 were contacted and consented for interviews. The final completed sample included 4,893 households (98.3% response rate), 6,012 females (98.7% response rate) and 603 health service delivery points (91.5% response rate). The third round of data collection was conducted between August and October 2017.
Friday, April 6, 2018