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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Expanding Contraceptive Choice through Integration and Scaling-up of Newer Family Planning Methods
5184.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Expanding Contraceptive Choice through Integration and Scaling-up of Newer Family Planning Methods
This session presents the results of programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America which have tested and introduced new family planning methods and technologies; including DMPA, microbicides and fertility awareness based methods. The challenges of assessing the efficacy of coitus-dependent methods, overcoming provider bias and countering political opposition to new methods will be discussed. Lessons learned regarding successful introduction and scaling up through community, clinic-based and social marketing programs will be presented.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: a) recognize the importance of introducing new contraceptive methods; b) discuss the acceptability, efficacy and continuation of these methods; c) identify challenges to assessing the efficacy of coitus-dependent methods; d) discuss programmatic implications of discontinuation and recommendations for maximizing correct use and continuation; and e) identify best practices for sustainable integration and expansion of new methods and technologies.
Moderator(s):Rebecka Inga Lundgren, MPH
2:30 PMExpanding contraceptive choice through sustainable community-based health programs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Bulbul Sood, MPH, Bhagyashree Dengle
2:45 PMLong-Term Use of the TwoDay Method  [ Recorded presentation ]
Irit Sinai, PhD, Marcos Arevalo, MD, MPH
3:00 PMTesting provider perceptions: Can couples use the Standard Days Method correctly over time? Results from Africa, Asia and Latin America  [ Recorded presentation ]
Claudia Patricia Velasquez, MPH, Rebecka Inga Lundgren, MPH, Ernesto Pinto, Lcdo
3:15 PMMeeting the challenge of evaluating the contraceptive efficacy of microbicides  [ Recorded presentation ]
Terri L. Walsh, MPH, Karen Peacock, MA, Ron Frezieres, MSPH
3:30 PMExpanding choice through social marketing: Offering the Standard Days Method in Ecuador, Benin, and Democratic Republic of Congo  [ Recorded presentation ]
Teresa De Vargas, Arsene Binanga, MD, Candide E. Dahoun-Agobobatinkpo, MPH, James R. Foreit, PhD, Claudia Velasquez, MPH
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; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA