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Studies Conducted at Johns Hopkins University on Family Planning Recently Reported (Using Measurements of Unmet Need to Inform Program Investments...

July 25, 2014



Studies Conducted at Johns Hopkins University on Family Planning Recently Reported (Using Measurements of Unmet Need to Inform Program Investments for Health Service Integration)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Family Planning are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data could potentially inform optimal strategies to reach women having unmet need with contraceptive services through integrated service delivery. Using 2010-11 DHS data from Nepal, Senegal, and Uganda, we estimate the proportion of married or cohabitating women of reproductive age (MWRA) having unmet need for family planning (FP) who have accessed selected health services and therefore could be offered FP services through integrated service delivery."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Johns Hopkins University, "We find substantial missed opportunities to reach MWRA having unmet need for family planning (FP) in the three countries examined. We also find considerable variation within and between countries in the potential for integrated services to reach women having unmet need. Between 4 percent and 57 percent of MWRA having unmet need in these countries could be reached through integration of FP into any single-service delivery platform we explored."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This analysis has the potential to provide program managers with an evidence-based road map indicating which service-delivery platforms offer the greatest potential to reach the largest number of women having unmet need for contraception."

For more information on this research see: Using Measurements of Unmet Need to Inform Program Investments for Health Service Integration. Studies in Family Planning, 2014;45(2):263-275. Studies in Family Planning can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Studies in Family Planning - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1728-4465)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Malarcher, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Sch Public Hlth, Dept. of Epidemiol, Baltimore, MD, United States (see also Family Planning).

Keywords for this news article include: Maryland, Baltimore, United States, Family Planning, North and Central America

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