4053.0 Family Planning Integration: Postpartum, Postabortion and Maternal and Newborn Services

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Offering family planning services is considered one of the central elements of postabortion and postpartum care. This session will explore the challenges and successes of integrating family planning services into post abortion and postpartum care. The first panel presents results of diagnostic studies in seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean that explored how family planning services were integrated with postabortion care in public and private health units. The second presentation demonstrates how postpartum family planning can be integrated into health service delivery programs in rural Bangladesh. From Bangladesh, the session moves on to Peru where survey data from public health facilities in four regions will be presented which illustrate how supportive family planning policies can fail to deliver intended results. The last panelist will discuss the advantages of birth spacing and its implications this has on child survival and women’s health.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the importance of family planning services among postabortion women 2) Describe a model of integrated community-based services 3) Identify primary causes of unmet need for family planning in Peru and differentiate between causes related to access and those related to quality of care 4) Discuss the implications of birth spacing evidence for child survival and reproductive health programs
Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing