Missed opportunities for family planning: an analysis of pregnancy risk and contraceptive method use among postpartum women in 21 low- and middle-income countries

This open access, MCSP co-authored article in the journal Contraception analyzes data from recent Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 21 low- and middle-income countries to examine patterns of interpregnancy intervals, unmet need, pregnancy risk, and family planning method use and method mix among women 0–23 months postpartum. The countries reviewed were: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, […]

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Successful Proof of Concept of Family Planning and Immunization Integration in Liberia

This MCSP co-authored, open access article in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice gives evidence that mobilizing vaccinators to provide mothers with key family planning information and referrals to co-located, same-day family planning services was feasible in resource-limited areas of Liberia. It details how these efforts led to substantial increases in contraceptive use. Conversely, […]

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Maternal and Child Survival Start Up Report

This report covers program Maternal and Child Survival Program start-up activities implemented from March 17, 2014 to September 30, 2014. The startup period involved intensive work on two critical tracks: 1) supporting USAID’s engagement in global technical and policy fora to keep focused momentum on Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths; and 2) startup activities […]

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Transition from the Lactational Amenorrhea Method to other modern family planning methods in rural Bangladesh: Barrier analysis and implications for behavior change communication program intervention design

This MCSP co-authored article in the journal Evaluation and Program Planning examines the challenges in completing a timely transition from the Lactational Amenorrhea Method to another modern family planning method. To guide program implementation in Bangladesh, this study identified factors influencing women’s transition decisions. To read the open access article, click here. […]

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The Effect of Integrating Family Planning with a Maternal and Newborn Health Program on Postpartum Contraceptive Use and Optimal Birth Spacing in Rural Bangladesh

This MCSP co-authored article published in the journal Studies in Family Planning highlights the challenges of meeting postpartum contraceptive needs in developing countries, where the majority of women deliver at home. Using a quasi-experimental trial design, the authors examined the effect of integrating family planning (FP) with a community-based maternal and newborn health (MNH) program […]

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