The primary goal of this project was to assist the Government of China in implementing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Plan of Action in the area of reproductive health and women's empowerment ensuring a comprehensive and integrated client-oriented reproductive health services. This report is based on the results from the baseline and endline surveys carried out in Oct. 1998 and in 2002, respectively, as a part of the project implementation in 32 selected counties in 22 provinces of China. This report is organised into 8 sections including the introduction. Section 2 addresses the background features of the respondents in the survey. Section 3 presents the major findings of knowledge and attitudes related to reproductive health issues. The use of family planning methods, the sources of information and supply of different methods, user satisfaction, the role of service provider and informed choices are elaborated in Section 4. Issues concerning birth and reproductive health services permits are briefly summarised in Section 5. Section 6 addresses fertility and induced abortions. The different aspects of prenatal care and maternal and child health services and utilization are examined in Section 7. Section 8 summarizes the key findings of this report and provides recommendations for the future activities of the UNFPA assisted reproductive health and family planning programmes in China. The report concludes with two appendices; (I) the endline survey design and methodology and (II) a list of selected project counties in the endline survey.
Gu Baochang; Zhai Zhenwu; Zheng Zhenzhen; Diamond, I.; Barnett, S.; Li Bohua; Liu Hongyan; Brown, J.; Sabu Padmadas; Matthews, Z. China/UNFPA Reproductive Health/Family Planning CPR/98/P01-End of Project - Women Survey, Key Findings. (2004) 63 pp.