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Operations research on promoting vasectomy in three Latin American countries.
It is concluded that potential clients were well-defined and informal interpersonal sources were very influential during the decision-making process and mass media was more effective in large cities with high quality services. Expand
Testing the effectiveness of the Men as Partners Program (MAP) in Soweto, South Africa
This project was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Men as Partners (MAP) program in South Africa in terms of: changing men's gender attitudes, norms and behaviors; changing aspects ofExpand
Improving the reproductive health of youth in Mexico.
This project assessed the impact of the Mexican Foundation for Family Planning’s (MEXFAM’s) Young People Program (YPP) on: a) the attitudes of community stakeholders (such as parents school teachersExpand
Contraceptive social marketing and community-based distribution systems in Colombia.
Three operations research experiments were carried out in three provinces of Colombia to improve the cost-effectiveness of Profamilia's nonclinic-based programs, but only the CSM system yielded a profit. Expand
How to help clients obtain more preventive reproductive health care.
Possible approaches for promoting reproductive health care are presented including the "in-reach" program wherein integrated services are made more effective efficient and available to clients through behavioral change of both clients and providers. Expand
Meeting the family planning needs of postpartum women.
  • R. Vernon
  • Medicine
  • Studies in family planning
  • 1 September 2009
This commentary reviews social and operations research that test the delivery of postpartum services in less developed countries in order to present programmatic lessons regarding the organization ofExpand
Expansion of postpartum / postabortion contraception in Honduras.
The objective of this program was to increase the accessibility to quality postpartum/postabortion contraceptive services and to decrease the unmet need for contraceptive methods during theseExpand
Making vasectomy services more acceptable to men.
The results of an operations research project that tested 2 models of vasectomy service delivery in Colombia show that although clinics serving only males performed a higher monthly average ofExpand
Nurse auxiliaries as providers of intrauterine devices for contraception in Guatemala and Honduras
  • R. Vernon
  • Medicine
  • Reproductive health matters
  • 1 January 2009
Operations research in Guatemala and Honduras in 1997–2005 have shown that nurse auxiliaries can provide IUDs in a safe and clinically appropriate fashion, which can help improve women's choice of methods and decrease costs in health centres with physicians and professional nurses, and health posts. Expand
Introducing sustainable vasectomy services in Guatemala.
The use of contraceptive methods in Guatemala has rapidly increased over the past two decades from 23% of married or cohabiting women aged 15-49 in 1987 to 43% in 2002 and it would be desirable for a greater proportion of couples to adopt vasectomy rather than female sterilization. Expand