Integration of prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections with family planning services: what is the evidence for public health benefits?

@article{Dehne2000IntegrationOP,
  title={Integration of prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections with family planning services: what is the evidence for public health benefits?},
  author={Karl L Dehne and Rachel Snow and Kevin R. O'Reilly},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={628-39}
}
It has been widely believed that, by combining the services for preventing and treating sexually transmitted infections (STI) with those for family planning (FP), STI coverage would increase and the combined service would be of higher quality and more responsive to the needs of women. So far, there is little concrete evidence that integration has had such an impact. Besides the absence of documentation, a clear definition of integration is lacking. We therefore carried out a comprehensive… CONTINUE READING

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