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Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Papers From the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 22, 2016October 4, 2016By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Global Health: Science and Practice recently released a special issue highlighting a number of papers on long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) following the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning held in Indonesia. The theme of this year’s conference was “global commitments, local actions”, emphasizing the role of partnerships in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The papers examine the prevalence of LARC utilization, local perceptions of LARCs and the effectiveness of programming to promote LARCs in countries around the world.Papers from the 2016 International Conference on Family PlanningEffective LARC Providers: Moving Beyond TrainingRapid Contraceptive Uptake and Changing Method Mix With High Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Crisis-Affected Populations in Chad and the Democratic Republic of the CongoApplying a Total Market Lens: Increased IUD Service Delivery Through Complementary Public- and Private-Sector Interventions in 4 CountriesMentoring, Task Sharing, and Community Outreach Through the TutoratPlus Approach: Increasing Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in SenegalThe Tupange Project in Kenya: A Multifaceted Approach to Increasing Use of Long-Acting Reversible ContraceptivesStrengthening Postabortion Family Planning Services in Ethiopia: Expanding Contraceptive Choice and Improving Access to Long-Acting Reversible ContraceptionUgandan Women’s View of the IUD: Generally Favorable but Many Have Misperceptions About Health RisksExpanding Access to a New, More Affordable Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System in Kenya: Service Delivery Costs Compared With Other Contraceptive Methods and Perspectives of Key Opinion LeadersVouchers in Fragile States: Reducing Barriers to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Yemen and PakistanIncreasing Uptake of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Cambodia Through a Voucher Program: Evidence From a Difference-in-Differences AnalysisThe Mayer Hashi Large-Scale Program to Increase Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives and Permanent Methods in Bangladesh: Explaining the Disappointing Results. An Outcome and Process EvaluationIncreasing Use of Postpartum Family Planning and the Postpartum IUD: Early Experiences in West and Central AfricaProviding women with access to family planning options such as LARCs is crucial for protecting women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, decreasing inequalities and improving maternal health outcomes.—Read key takeaways from the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning.Learn about the importance of integrating family planning into maternal health.Read about family planning on the MHTF blog.Are you working on a project on LARCs? We want to hear from you!Share this:last_img

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