Although the country witnessed a positive change in the total fertility rate, several health indicators remain painful whereas, about 12,000 women die annually owing to pregnancy related complications in Bangladesh, reports BSS.
This was found in a survey report styled "National Communication Strategy for Family Planning and Reproductive Health: A Roadmap for Improving the Reproductive Health Status in Bangladesh" which was prepared recently at a national level stakeholders meeting in the city.
The survey was jointly conducted by the United Nations
Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which was carried out in four divisions, Dhaka, Chittagong, Jessore, Barisal and Khulna together, and Rajshahi.
The report said that the maternal mortality rate is excessive whereas at present skilled birth attendants are less than 15 per cent across the country.
Besides, contraception users in all methods among the married women between the age of 15 and 49 is only 58.0 per cent while the source of its supply both in public and modern method is 64.3 per cent' it observed.