ISLAMABAD – According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 62% Pakistanis are of the opinion that husband and wife should make a joint decision regarding family planning.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Some people think husband and wife should take joint decisions regarding family planning while others disagree. What do you think, should husband and wife make a joint decision or not?” 62% responded by saying that husband and wife should take a joint decision, while 28% said they should not.
According to the survey results, 10% of the respondents did not know or did not respond.
Who Should be Involved in Family Planning
Over 4 in 10 Pakistanis believe that no one other than the couple should be involved in family planning decision.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, should any person be involved in family planning with a couple or not?” In response to this question, 19% said that parents/in-laws should be involved, 18% said a doctor should be involved, 11% also said that a friend or neighbor could be involved, while almost half (43%) of the respondents said that no one should be involved.
Survey result show that 9% did not know or did not wish to respond.