Meade, Joan A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Advanced Training and Research in Fertility Management
Beyond the conventional unmet need for family planning
The Jamaican Nurse
Date of Publication
2 and 3
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Nursing/Midwifery Research Conference and Mary Seivwright Day. Department of Advanced Nursing Education. Faculty of Medical Sciences. University of the West Indies, Mona. May 14-16, 2002.
The author explores unmet need as a tool for family planning programmes and population policy. She aims to broaden the concept of unmet need for family planning by redefining it in terms of the parameter of reproductive choice by defining the proposed indicators of individual reproductive choice and examining Jamaican data to derive relevant illustrations. The article concludes that individual reproductive choice appears to be a feasible alternative to conventional approaches to the measurement of unmet need for family planning, but further exploration, especially relating to abortions, is needed.....