CONTENTS:- Introduction; Profile of The Area and People Under Study; Value of Children ad Fertility Behaviour; Socio-Cultural Determinants of Reproductive Health and Family Planning; Role of Family Structure on Fertility Behaviour ad Accepance of Family Planning Measures; Status of Woman, Reproductive Health ad Family Planning; Breast Feeding ad fertility Control: Socio Culture Dimensions; Summary of The Findings and Recommendations.
This book is based on extensive diagnostic demographic study focusing on institutional matrix of family planning and family welfare among three sections population living in coastal and tribal regions of Orissa. The finding of this piece of empirical study answer various controversial issues relating to differential sex ratio among scheduled tribe of Gajapati hills as compared to general caste population and scheduled caste population of coastal Orissa. An attempt has been made to probe socio- cultural factors promoting female foeticide prevalent in some communities. The value of children as perceived by the parents contributes significantly to family formation and preference of one sex over other. The author has critically examined this aspect. The book provides insights for improving delivery of health care service in rural and tribal regions of Orissa through decentralized community participation and management. The effects of breast- feeding practice on birth spacing, Family Planning and child survival have been examined ad validated with corroborative evidences.