Dear Family Planning Champion,
Anemia among women has been reported to be a significant contributor to hemorrhage, exacerbated risk of stillbirths, miscarriages, and maternal mortalities. A recently published study sought to understand factors associated with anemia risk and hormonal contraceptive use in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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The authors in this large population-based study analyzed DHS survey data from 16 countries. The results provide strong evidence for the importance of hormonal contraceptive use to mitigate the risk of anemia and associated maternal health outcomes. Read the key study results now, and consider how these can be used to inform your FP/RH programs.