Giving women the power to plan their families

  title={Giving women the power to plan their families},
  author={Bobbi Carr and Melinda French Gates and Andrew Mitchell and Rajiv Shah},
  journal={The Lancet},
Fear, opposition, ambivalence, and omission: Results from a follow-up study on unmet need for family planning in Ghana
Among fecund women identified by the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey as having unmet need, follow-up interviews revealed substantial underreporting of method use, particularly traditional methods.
Contraception in Indonesia: Village midwives facilitate switching to injectable methods
Although the Government hoped that village midwives would channel women into longer‐lasting methods, the women’s switching behavior indicates that the program succeeded in providing additional outlets for and promoting use of contraceptive injections.
Contraceptive use and its effect on Indian women’s empowerment: evidence from the National Family Health Survey-4
The use of contraceptives by the sample women was found to be associated with greater women’s empowerment in terms of both their mobility and decision-making power.
Protocol for a process evaluation of Family Planning Elevated: a statewide initiative to improve contraceptive access in Utah (USA)
The findings of the process evaluation of Family Planning Elevated will allow other contraceptive initiatives to learn from FPE’s efforts and replicate successful components of the programme.
The Road to Contraceptive Consensus: New Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in Canada.
  • A. Black, É. Guilbert
  • Medicine
    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
  • 2015
Original research article Missed opportunities for family planning: an analysis of pregnancy risk and contraceptive method use among postpartum women in 21 low- and middle-income countries ☆,☆☆
The approach of estimating pregnancy risk by postpartum timing confirms a high probability for pregnancies to be less than optimally spaced within 2 years of a prior birth and suggests that special consideration is needed to effectively reach this population with the right messages and services.
Peer Educators’ Perception of The ‘100% Young’ Peer Education Training Programme
Findings revealed that participants had a positive education experience, positive personal growth and for many, that was enough to become mentors for their peers and build awareness.
Family planning since ICPD--how far have we progressed?


Population Policy in Transition in the Developing World
With sufficient political will and resources, well-run voluntary programs have been shown to bring about sustained declines in fertility and population growth across much of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, simply by permitting people to realize their individual reproductive goals.
Adding it up: Costs and benefits of contraceptive services. Estimates for 2012.
The proportion of married women using modern contraceptives in the developing world as a whole barely changed between 2008 and 2012 and larger-than-average increases were seen in Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia but there was no increase in Western Africa and Middle Africa.
The Millennium Development Goals Report, 2009
The minimisation of poverty by at least 50% by 201 5. Achievement of universal primary school enrolments worldwide by 201 5. Enhancement of gender equality and women empowerment. Reduction of child
Understanding the Demographic Dividend
The Republic of Korea serves as an example: as its birth rate fell in the mid-1960s, elementary school enrolments declined and funds previously allocated for elementary education were used to improve