Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

Family Planning 2020 and Population Council have released a new report, Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions, that looks at why women stop using contraceptives. More than a third of women with an unmet need for modern contraception have used a modern method ...

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The safety of hormonal contraceptives for women living with HIV and their sexual partners

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:59 am

Contraception. Volume 93, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 11–16. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.10.002 Background Hormonal contraceptives are important for the health and well-being of some women living with HIV, so evaluation of evidence regarding their safety vis-à-vis HIV-related risks is important. Methods We updated two ...

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Postpartum and Post-Abortion Contraception: From Research to Programs

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

Studies in Family Planning. Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 343–353, December 2015 Contraception following delivery or an induced abortion reduces the risk of an early unintended pregnancy and its associated adverse health consequences. Unmet need for contraception during the postpartum period and contraceptive counseling ...

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Desire for female sterilization among women wishing to limit births in rural Rakai, Uganda

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

Contraception. Volume 92, Issue 5, November 2015, Pages 482–487. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.07.012 Abstract Objective Uganda has an unmet need for family planning of 34% and a total fertility rate of 6.2. We assessed the desire for female sterilization among sexually active women who wanted ...

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The Incidence of Abortion in Nigeria

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2015, 41(4):170–181, doi:10.1363/4117015 CONTEXT: Because of Nigeria’s low contraceptive prevalence, a substantial number of women have unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Up-to-date estimates ...

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A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2015 Report

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:57 am

The 2015 Report, A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, includes an updated country profile for each of the 75 Countdown countries, which together account for more than 95% of the world’s maternal, newborn, and child deaths. This ...

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Adolescent Experiences With Intrauterine Devices: A Qualitative Study

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

Journal of Adolescent Health. Volume 57, Issue 4, October 2015, Pages 381–386 Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to improve understanding of adolescents’ reasons for choosing an intrauterine device (IUD) and to explore experiences that led to continuation or ...

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Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services: Mainstreaming Adolescent-Friendly Elements Into Existing Contraceptive Services

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

This brief focuses on the elements of AFCS that are typically implemented within a service delivery setting. It describes how mainstreaming AFCS can address key challenges for contraceptive programs, discusses the existing evidence of adolescent-friendly elements, outlines key issues for ...

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The Case for Investing in Research to Increase Access to and Use of Contraception Among Adolescents

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

This 80-page report highlights why governments and donors should invest now in research to help determine and implement the most effective and efficient ways to enable adolescents to access and use contraception. The long-term economic and health benefits of increasing ...

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The Development of a New Condom Use Expectancy Scale for At-Risk Adults

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:40 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 179–184. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.053 Highlights Used self-generated condom use outcomes to generate a questionnaire. Confirmed the 3-factor structure: positive, negative, and safe sex outcomes. Positive condom use outcome expectancies predicted condom use. Positive condom use ...

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