Source: Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization
Long-acting reversible contraceptives, including intrauterine devices and implants are the most effective methods of reversible contraception. These methods have multiple advantages over other reversible methods. Most importantly, once in place, they do not require daily or monthly dosing and their duration of contraceptive action ranges from 3 to 5 years.
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Usage rates of female condoms are low throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Programs have traditionally presented female condoms as a means of women’s empowerment; however, prevailing gender norms in Sub-Saharan Africa assign sexual decision making to men, suggesting that male acceptance is imperative for increased use. This study examined data collected in 2011 on perceptions of and experiences with...
Type: Govt. Strategies, Plans, and Documents , Meeting Documents
In October 2015, the Government of Indonesia shared an update on progress and challenges in achieving its FP2020 commitments. This update was presented at the Oct. 15-16, 2015 FP2020 Reference Group Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Girls married early are vulnerable to intimate partner violence, sexual coercion, and early childbearing. Beyond the immediate physical and mental health risks, girls who marry early are excluded from education and economic opportunities. These adverse consequences to their health, education, and livelihoods are immense and long-lasting.
Growing recognition of the profound harms of child marriage...
Postpartum contraceptive use is important in helping women avoid the health risks of closely spaced births. However, according to “A Fresh Look at the Level of Unmet Need for Family Planning in the Postpartum Period, Its Causes and Program Implications,” a Comment by John Cleland of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine et al., recommendations made on the best timing of contraceptive...