Approaching project end, the Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) project team in Mozambique observed a notable increase in a key contraception indicator. Recognizing the opportunity to learn from this finding, Pathfinder conducted a retrospective programmatic analysis. This technical brief discusses the analysis, key results, and interpretation of the findings.
The overall objective of this assessment, Task Sharing Surgical Methods of Contraception in Uganda: Making the Case for Clinical Officers, was to document the feasibility and scalability of surgical methods of contraception to clinical officers in Uganda.
This new 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 planning and implementation, and identifies knowledge gaps.
Source: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Increased use of contraceptives in Malawi has not translated into a commensurate reduction in fertility, but the reason for this discrepancy is unknown. This study looks at contraceptive switching and discontinuation to see whether these phenomena may shed light on this conundrum and on whether the commonly used modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) is the best indicator of family planning...
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.