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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Proportion of new acceptors

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Proportion of new acceptors  (PROPORTION of new acceptors)

A family planning program 1 seeks to introduce and diffuse birth control in a group of potential users 2 or in a target population 2. Teams of fieldworkers 3, including canvassers 3, motivators 3 and distributors 3, attempt to reach and convince the population to use contraception or abortion. The success of the program can be measured by the proportion of new acceptors 4 in the target population, or by the acceptance rate 4; for the acceptors of contraception, the continuation rate 5 after a certain lapse of time and its complement, the termination rate 6 or drop-out rate 6 are also computed. Estimates of the numbers and proportions of births averted 7 reflect the demographic effectiveness (625-4*) of the program. Contraceptive prevalence in a population is estimated by the proportion of current users 8 of contraception from a relevant universe, such as married women of reproductive age.

  • 8. Special surveys of knowledge, attitudes and practice of contraception have been called KAP surveys in abbreviation.