Theresa Hatzell Hoke

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BACKGROUND The prevention of unintended pregnancies among HIV positive women is a neglected strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Women who want to avoid unintended pregnancies can do this by using a modern contraceptive method. Contraceptive choice, in particular the use of long acting and permanent methods (LAPMs), is poorly understood among(More)
Improving access to family planning services and expanding method choice are two fundamental, proven strategies for increasing contraceptive prevalence in resource-poor settings. 1–4 Community-based family planning programs are designed to improve access by bringing services to hard-to-reach communities. 5,6 Such services are typically delivered by(More)
Voluntary use of family planning is instrumental to the health and social well-being of women, families and communities.Although contraceptive use in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasing, unmet need for family planning remains high. Even within countries that have achieved increases in contraceptive prevalence, use remains low among some population subgroups.(More)
BACKGROUND Clients of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in South Africa who use contraception following childbirth rely primarily on short-acting methods like condoms, pills, and injectables, even when they desire no future pregnancies. Evidence is needed on strategies for expanding contraceptive options for postpartum PMTCT(More)
Global policy supports service integration to ensure that the contraceptive needs of women using HIV/AIDS services are met. We conducted an intervention study in 5 public sector health facilities in South Africa to test a strategy for serving the reproductive health (RH) needs of postpartum PMTCT clients. We conducted another study in 8 public sector health(More)
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