Use of human rights to meet the unmet need for family planning

  title={Use of human rights to meet the unmet need for family planning},
  author={Jane Cottingham and Adrienne Germain and Paul H Hunt},
  journal={The Lancet},
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    Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology
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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.
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Local health planners are in a prime position to devise feasible context-specific activities to overcome constraints and increase met need for family planning to accelerate progress towards MDG 5.
Voluntary, human rights-based family planning: a conceptual framework.
A new unifying framework is presented, which incorporates human rights laws and principles within family-planning-program and quality-of-care frameworks, that brings what have been parallel lines of thought together in one construct to make human rights issues related to family planning practical.
Women's growing desire to limit births in sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the challenge
Meeting the growing needs of sub-Saharan African women who want to limit births is essential, as they are a unique audience that has long been overlooked and underserved.
Voluntary family planning programs that respect protect and fulfill human rights: A conceptual framework.
Scaling up access to family planning services over the next decade to reach national and global goals will take the combined efforts of governments; donors; and family planning human rights and
Rights-based family planning: 15 resources to guide programming
The ambitious FP2020 goal of providing family planning services to 120 million more women and girls that emerged from the Family Planning Summit in London in 2012 has refocused attention on the need
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A roadmap for building on the gains made over the past decade to effectively tackle the challenges remaining is provided to ensure that programming to achieve the vision of the FP2030 Partnership is rights-based.
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The assessed feasibility and benefits of using VRBFP programming and outcome measures in both countries bode well for adoption of this approach in other geographies.


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The results show that access to family planning services and quality of care of services are important determinants of contraceptive use in Tanzania even after controlling for demand-side factors.
Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing In Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health
The direct health benefits of meeting the need for both family planning and maternal and newborn health services would be dramatic and more women would survive hemorrhage and infection and fewer would endure needless suffering from fistula infertility and other health problems related to pregnancy or childbirth.
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Improving quality of care and use of contraceptives in Senegal.
Findings from a longitudinal survey of 1,320 Senegalese women who had sought family planning services at ten public sector facilities--five reference centres and five health centres indicated that quality of care received at the time of adopting a contraceptive has a significant influence on subsequent contraceptive use.
IPPF Charter on Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
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    Medicine and law
  • 1999
For most of human existence and in most societies, women have been considered to be property and subject to men. Throughout history, with such notable exceptions as Queen Boadicea, Eleanor of
The link between quality of care and contraceptive use.
The quality of care received at the time a woman adopted a contraceptive method influenced her contraceptive use at follow-up, after adjustment for the effects of background characteristics.
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Contraceptive discontinuation and unintended pregnancy: an imperfect relationship.
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HIV sero-discordant couples with strong desire for childbearing have a dilemma of risking HIV infection or infecting their spouse, and some risk transmission of HIV infection to reproduce.
Systematic review of interventions to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among young people in Europe.
Interventions that aimed at STI risk reduction and health promotion conducted in schools, clinics, and in the community for reported effectiveness between 1995 and 2005 were examined, finding that young people studied were more accepting of peer-led than teacher-led interventions.