What is it about?

We use global data about the use of modern contraceptive methods to identify the role or economic development, geographic region, and culture. We conceptualize culture by predominant religious tradition.

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Why is it important?

We demonstrate that cultural context matters beyond economic development in understanding global variation in the use of modern contraceptive methods.


Everyone who is interested in comparative analyses of societies, health, and well-being should also care about patterns of contraceptive strategies. Cultural context matters.

Claudia Geist

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This page is a summary of: Beyond geography: Cultural zones and global patterns of modern-method contraceptive use, Health Care For Women International, October 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2019.1672170.
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