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Session: Emerging Issues and Strategies in Reproductive Health Programming
5184.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Emerging Issues and Strategies in Reproductive Health Programming
This panel offers a miscellaneous collection of presentations on emerging issues and innovative approaches in the family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) environment today. The presentations cover a range of topics of growing importance and research studies in both the US and international settings, mostly related to supply and access issues. Topics include advocacy for contraceptive security in Peru; injection safety and related supply chain issues; the relation between geographic access, contraceptive use, and reproductive outcomes (US and Africa examples); the relationship between method acceptability and sexual satisfaction and use (Standard Days Method example); and customer attitudes toward over-the-counter access to hormonal contraceptives in the US. The innovative approaches and mix of US and international experiences presented should provide listeners with insights on new trends and issues in the FP/RH field, and generate ideas on strategies and approaches for improved programs and services.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1) explain how an advocacy tool was used by local advocates in Peru to plan and implement their advocacy campaign for contraceptive security 2) discuss the concept of commodity security for safe injection devices, including challenges in distribution, use, and disposal 3) articulate two different methodologies for measuring geographic access to facilities and relating it to contraceptive method use 4) describe a model to assess the interaction between method acceptability and sexual satisfaction, and implications of acceptability on family planning use 5) discuss findings related to consumer readiness for direct pharmacy access to hormonal contraception in the US, and implications for policy change
Moderator(s):Cynthia Green, PhD
2:30 PMPromoting Contraceptive Security through Advocacy in Peru  [ Recorded presentation ]
Imelda Feranil, MA, Danielle Grant, MA
2:42 PMInjection device security for injectable contraceptives  [ Recorded presentation ]
Paula Nersesian, RN, MPH
2:54 PMExplaining Areal variation in contraceptive use in East and West Africa  [ Recorded presentation ]
Steve Clements, PhD, Rob Stephenson, MSc, PhD, Angela Baschieri, MSc, Monique M Hennink, BA (Hons), PhD, Nyovani Madise, PhD
3:06 PMFamily planning geographic availability and relation to unintended/teen births  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kay A. Johnson, EdM, MPH, David Goodman, MD, MS, Lorraine V. Klerman, DrPH
3:18 PMAcceptability of contraceptive methods: Dimensions of sexual satisfaction  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rebecka Inga Lundgren, MPH
3:30 PMConsumer attitudes toward direct access to hormonal contraception in the US  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sharon Cohen, MPH, Belle Taylor-McGhee, Molly Tapias
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; International Health; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA