Unintended Pregnancies Due To Lack Of Access To Contraceptives

The study showing 45% of women in Nepal experience unintended pregnancies due to a lack of access to modern contraceptives. The study showing out the fact that 12 million women become pregnant each year in Nepal and of them; 539,000 pregnancies are unintending.

Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) highlights that a larger number of women in Nepal are compelling to have unintending pregnancies; it may be mistiming, unplanning at the time of conception; due to an unmet need for the modern means of family planning.

Unintended pregnancies

But the research on environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) highlights; showing that a larger number of women in Nepal are compelling to have unintending pregnancies; it may be mistimed, unplanning or unwanted at the time of conception; due to an unmet need for the modern means of family planning.

But among Nepali women of reproductive age (15 to 45 age group); who want to avoid a pregnancy, 44% are considering to have an unmet need for modern contraception; because they either use no contraceptive method or use a traditional method of family planning. All the seven provinces in the country have no access of supply of contraceptives as per the demand.

Birth-related problems

Most of women are deprived of health services to cope with pregnancy and birth-related problems. According to available data, it has been found that 64% of pregnant women have got at least four times pregnancy test and 61 percent of births are assisted by skilled birth attendants.

Such types of care is important in preventing and managing health complications that could arise during pregnancy and delivery, and delivery, and which are crucial for importing maternal and newborn health. Only 27% pregnant women have gotten health services requiring for pregnant women; postnatal mothers and their newborns, said Puri. Infant mortality rate out of each 100,000 live births is 239, which is equal to 1,600 annually more than average than the South Asia Region.