Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Towards Family Planning

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 2017

Author: UNFPA Lebanon, Beirut Arab University

Various studies have shown that birth rates among refugees are high, possibly reflecting lack of knowledge, improper use, socio-cultural barriers, and negative attitudes towards family planning in general and contraception in particular. Indeed, family planning is a fundamental human right and a main contributor to achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and ensuring zero unmet needs in family planning. Additionally, family planning calls for gender equality, serving as a mean to empower women and girls, and helps alleviate the burden of unwanted pregnancies and maternal and infant mortality.