Although we know that use of family planning among Muslim communities in Nepal is lower than among other groups, all indicators should be interpreted carefully and simplistic causal links between low contraceptive use and religion should be avoided. Several broader factors are likely to play an important role ‒ poverty and social disadvantage, low access to education and limited women’s
empowerment for example. Adopting a health angle alone has limitations given that the issues at play go beyond health and development.

The specific factors and barriers affecting access, use and choice of contraceptives among Muslims in Nepal are not well known or documented

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