Complex decisions: correlates of injectable contraceptive discontinuation following HIV-1 seroconversion in an HIV prevention trial
Written in plain terms and organized for quick review, the popular Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers offers clinic-based health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. Updated to include expanded contraceptive coverage and new guidelines from the World Health Organization, the 2018 edition of the Global Handbook is now available online at the redesigned www.fpha
Effects of injectable progestogen contraception versus the copper intrauterine device on HIV acquisition: sub-study of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Background Evidence from observational studies suggests an increased risk of HIV acquisition among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) contraception.
Family planning is an inexpensive and cost-effective intervention but health workforce shortages and restrictive policies on the roles of mid- and lower-level cadres limit access to effective contraceptive methods in many settings. Expanding the provision of contraceptive methods to other health worker cadres can significantly improve access to contraception for all individuals and couples.
Use this interactive map to connect with other programs implementing HIPs and to learn from each other’s successes and challenges. Developed with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, the map includes any relevant family planning program, whether funded by USAID or other donors or governments.
Why don’t urban youth in Zambia use condoms? The influence of gender and marriage on non-use of male condoms among young adults
Zambia experiences high unmet need for family planning and high rates of HIV, particularly among youth. While male condoms are widely available and 95% of adults have heard of them, self-reported use in the past 12 months is low among young adults (45%). This study describes factors associated with non-use of male condoms among urban young adults in Zambia.