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Involving Men – family planning

Involving Men – family planning While men share responsibility for reproductive health, lack of attention to them in the past has conveyed a message that family planning is not their concern. The more that programs can reach men, the healthier the consequences will be–for men, women, and children. Communication and Decision-Making Men are more interested […]

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Meeting Demand for Family Planning

Meeting Demand for Family Planning Family planning programs play a key role in providing information and services that help people make informed reproductive choices and use contraception safely and effectively. (1) Meeting Current Needs Worldwide in 1998, 570 million couples were using contraception, according to an estimate by the United Nations (225). Family planning programs […]

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The user’s perspective on injectables – injectable contraceptives

The user’s perspective on injectables – injectable contraceptives – includes related information Women’s attitudes toward progestin-only injectables largely reflect their feelings about the privacy and convenience of injections and menstrual bleeding disruptions. These feelings in turn reflect not only the attributes and physiological effects of the method but also women’s knowledge and understanding of the […]

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Advantages and limitations – includes articles on mass media affecting behavior, and choosing the right format

Advantages and limitations – includes articles on mass media affecting behavior, and choosing the right format – Promoting Family Planning with TV, Video, and Film Cathleen A. Church Advantages and Limitations In addition to their wide appeal and large audiences, television, video, and film have other advantages that make them suitable for health promotion. Of […]

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Helping Women Use the Pill

Helping Women Use the Pill Around the world over 100 million women rely on oral contraceptives (OCs). They benefit from the effectiveness, safety, and convenience of the pill. Still, many women do not use the pill as successfully as possible. Programs can help women use OCs effectively. When taken properly, the pill is a highly […]

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Counseling about injectables: Depo-Provera and Noristerat

Counseling about injectables: Depo-Provera and Noristerat – injectable contraceptives INJECTABLE CONTRACEPTIVES are convenient, private, and very effective. This guide will help you, the family planning provider, tell your clients about the 3-month injectable called Depo-Provera@ (DMPA) or the 2-month injectable called Noristerat [R] (NET EN).(*) Counseling is a step-by-step discussion between you and the client. […]

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Family planning methods: new guidance

Family planning methods: new guidance Current scientific findings increase choices for family planning clients while making contraceptive use even safer and more effective. On this basis, service delivery practices can be updated to improve quality and access. Based on scientific evidence, two expert groups, working collaboratively, offer new guidance for family planning service delivery. One […]

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How effective are condoms? – includes information on how to use condoms and tips for condom care – Condoms

How effective are condoms? – includes information on how to use condoms and tips for condom care – Condoms – Now More Than Ever Laurie Liskin Condoms can prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Laboratory studies show that sperm and disease-causing organisms cannot pass through an intact latex condom. Epidemiologic studies of condom […]

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Moving to lower doses

Moving to lower doses – oral contraceptives Chris Wharton Moving to Lower Doses Today’s low-dose combined OCs contain less than 50 [mu]g estrogen, down from 150 [mu]g in the first OC and 50 to 100 [mu]g in the OCs of the late 1960s and the 1970s. Estrogen doses of 30 or 35 [mu]g ethinyl estradiol […]

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Family Planning for the Future

Family Planning for the Future – Statistical Data Included Supporting family planning helps people today and also helps to ease pressures in the future caused by rapid population growth. Even small declines in fertility now will make a big difference later. (1) Growing Populations, Expanding Needs In many countries population growth alone will expand the […]