The book is about knowledge, attitude and practices of married women about family planning methods. As the title indicates the book's main emphasis is on awareness about contraceptives and the sources of knowledge about contraception. The book includes the role of a series of socio and demographic factors like education, inter spouse communication on contraception, socio economic status, religion, family type etc affecting family planning practices. Unmet need of contraception in the society has been illustrated by the authors.Choice of contraception as temporary or permanent and the contraceptive methods popular in the society have also been explained. The book also address the issue of son preference in married females and determinants thereof. There has been a humble attempt to find out the reasons for son preference.The barriers to use of contraception in the society have also been described.