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Factors Influencing the Desired Number of Children Among Married Women in the Reproductive Age and its Implications for Policy Making

Khadijeh Asadi Sarvestani ORCID 1 , 2 , * , Suet Leng Khoo 3 , Nor Malina Malek 4 , Suziana Mat Yasin 5 and Aliyar Ahmadi 6
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1 PhD Candidate of University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
2 Lecturer in Department of Sociology and Social Planning, Shiraz University, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Senior Lecturer in Department of Development Planning and Management, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
4 Associate Professor in Department of Development Planning and Management, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
5 Senior Lecturer in Department of Development Planning and Management, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
6 Assistance Professor in Department of Sociology and Social Planning, Shiraz University, Shiraz, IR Iran
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  • Women's Health Bulletin: April 2017, 4 (2); e38928
  • Published Online: August 1, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 3, 2016
  • Revised: July 2, 2016
  • Accepted: July 4, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/whb-38928

How to Cite: Asadi Sarvestani K, Leng Khoo S, Malina Malek N, Mat Yasin S, Ahmadi A. Factors Influencing the Desired Number of Children Among Married Women in the Reproductive Age and its Implications for Policy Making, Women Health Bull. 2017 ; 4(2):e38928. doi: 10.17795/whb-38928.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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