Reproductive behavior among the Tani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Controlling Fertility is important to check the growth of the population. It is, therefore, necessary to understand the reproductive behavior and factors associated with it to control fertility. The present study aims to understand the reproductive behavior among four major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh – Nyishi, Adi, Galo, and Apatani collectively known as Tani Tribes. Reproductive profiles of 1560 ever-married women were interviewed using pretested schedule from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh. The study validates some of the social and biological determinants of fertility among Nyishi, Adi, Galo, and Apatani. The study also reveals the practice of polygamy in all the study populations.