What behind Pakistan’s family planning stigma

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Asma Bibi, a 35-year-old mother of four, lives in a cramped two-room house in a low-income area of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Her husband is a daily wage laborer, and the family’s monthly income is around $200. Asma has been using contraception for the past five years, but she keeps it a secret from her in-laws and neighbors. .

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