Is Quality of Care a Matter of Sterilization Regret? Evidence from NFHS-I, NFHS-Iii and NFHS-Iv

Anjali Bansal
Laxmi Kant Dwivedi, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The study examined the relationship between the quality of care provided in the public health facilities with the sterilization regret. In India, quality of care provided in the sterilization camps and public clinics is inadequate which correlates with the regret. We used the predicted probabilities to examine the relationship between the same. The data were derived from three rounds of NFHS-I, NFHS-III, NFHS-IV. The results show that the regret is highly correlated with the quality of care provided during and post-sterilization operation in the public health facilities. The regret has shown an increasing trend from NFHS-I to NFHS-IV, which indicates towards deterioration in the care provided in these public facilities over the time. Considering that the large proportion of women are undergoing sterilization efforts should be made to standardize the care in these public health facilities to decrease regret due to the routine process of sterilization.

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 Presented in Session 1. Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, & Reproductive Health 1