Pregnancy intention and the use of family planning, maternal and post-natal health care service utilization in Bangladesh

Name: Md Nuruzzaman Khan

Supervisors: Prof Deborah Loxton, Dr Melissa Harris


Unintended pregnancy is now a global concern not only recognized as a risk factor for mothers and their newborns, but a vital development issue for any society. It has been considered one of the major causes of adverse outcomes, including maternal and neonatal mortality. Adverse outcomes for women who have experienced an unintended pregnancy may be associated with access to, and quality of, family planning and maternal health care services. The purpose of this study is to build on this knowledge by examining access to, and outcomes of, health care service use among women who have experienced unintended pregnancy. To fulfill this purpose, a mixed method technique will be used. A systematic review and meta-analysis will be conducted by covering low- and lower-middle income countries. Thereafter, data collected from Bangladesh will be analysed quantitatively. Finally a qualitative study will be conducted in Bangladesh.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.