15. Hudson, A. Fertility and Family Planning in a West Bank Village. University of Michigan, undated: 29 pp.
This report documents a study carried out in the West Bank village of Sinjil in 1993. The study was conducted with support from a UPMRC clinic based in the village. The study sample included 301 women. Results indicated a high fertility rate of 8.3, and a low level of modern contraceptive use (44%). At least 15% of the respondents had an unmet need for family planning at the time of the survey. The report includes an interesting discussion about spousal communication and women’s participation in a family’s decision-making as two possible determinants for contraceptive use.