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Journal Article

Journal: Global Health: Science and Practice Authors: John Ross, Consultant; Jill Keesbury, The Evidence Project; and Karen Hardee, The Evidence Project Abstract: The method mix of contraceptive use is severely unbalanced in many countries, with over half of all use provided by just 1 or 2 methods. That tends to limit the range of user options and constrains the […]

Working Paper

Since the early 2000s, the Standard Days Method (SDM) of family planning has been tested, introduced, and scaled up in countries around the world. SDM is a fertility awareness-based method for avoiding unprotected intercourse during the fertile period, days eight through 19 of a woman’s menstrual cycle (for women whose cycles range from 26 to […]

Journal Article

Journal: Cochrane Review Authors: Laureen M Lopez, Thomas W Grey, Mario Chen, and Janet E Hiller Plain Language Summary:  Programs to improve birth control use by postpartum women Most postpartum women do not have the birth control they would like. Teens often get pregnant again within a year. In earlier work, we found few randomized trials on […]

Working Paper

The concept of accountability is increasingly important in the family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) field. While much recent discussion has focused on developing global or national-level mechanisms for accountability, less emphasis has been placed on understanding the relevance of ‘social accountability’ approaches for ensuring access to, and the quality of, FP/RH services. Social […]

Meeting Report

Despite growing interest, significant gaps remain in the evidence of social accountability’s effectiveness in general, and specifically for FP/RH. Many questions remain about how to best employ social accountability interventions within the FP/RH sector and their usefulness and effectiveness in affecting desired change. Does the implementation of accountability interventions in FP/RH programs improve client access […]