Spatial and Temporal Changes in the Dynamics of Tubal Sterilization Practice in India
Samba Siva Rao Pasupuleti, Indian Statistical Institute
Asis Chattopadhyay, University of Calcutta
Prasanta Pathak, Indian Statistical Institute
There have been great shifts in the contraceptive acceptance levels in India in the last five decades. In particular, tubal sterilization acceptors have increased many folds. In fact, role of tubal sterilization has been considered vital in India’s fertility decline. In this study we investigate changes in the dynamics of tubal sterilization practice in India and its different regions, over cohorts. This will offer better explanation for variation in fertility level, across the regions of India and over cohorts. Also, it will help to understand the changing position of women in the country. A special form of the Gompertz model has been proposed and made use of to study the dynamics of tubal sterilization practice in India and its different regions. Two indices that are intended to measure the amount of reproductive period averted due to tubal sterilization have been used to explain the variation in fertility level, across the regions of India and over cohorts.