This article summarizes important findings from several Global Health: Science and Practice Journal articles that report on contraceptive method discontinuation and issues related to quality of care and counseling.
A recent Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) article examined the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) in Ghana to gain knowledge on women who use them to avoid pregnancy. Few studies in low- and middle-income countries have estimated the use of FABM. Understanding who is using these methods contributes to family planning/reproductive health program professionals’ ability to support women in choosing their preferred methods.
The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX) will take place virtually from April 21 - 24, 2021. The event is curated through a partnership between USAID, the George Washington University, and the Global Health: Science and Practice journal. GHTechX seeks to convene speakers and technical sessions that highlight the latest and greatest in global health, with participants spanning global health experts, students, and professionals from across the global health community.
Before this remarkable year ends, we’re taking a look back at the most popular Global Health: Science and Practice Journal (GHSP) articles on voluntary family planning in the last year according to you—our readers—that garnered the most reads, citations, and attention.
Preserving voluntary family planning as an essential service amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been the clarion call for global actors in the family planning and reproductive health field. How do we also ensure that women seeking postpartum or postabortion care don’t fall in the gaps?
This article features key insights from one of the authors of a recent study, which examined standardizing measurement of contraceptive use among unmarried women. The study found that sexual recency (the last time women report being sexually active) is an important indicator to determine unmet need and contraceptive prevalence among unmarried women, but not among married women.
The open birth interval reveals a pattern that varies by a woman’s age, the number of living children she has, her residence, and her socioeconomic level. More importantly, the open interval could reveal a lot about her reproductive behavior, status, and contraceptive needs.
This article explores recent research on the extent that family planning has been incorporated into HIV services in Malawi and discusses implementation challenges throughout the world.