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A Roadmap for Results - Understanding the ECHO Trial Findings

Results from the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) Study were released at a session at the 9th South African AIDS Conference (SA AIDS 2019) in Durban, South Africa, on Thursday, June 13th. The session, which included presentations on the primary analysis, was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube here.
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ECHO Study Factsheet

The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) Study is an open-label randomised clinical trial comparing three highly effective, reversible methods of contraception — a progestogen-only injectable called depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), a levonorgestrel implant and the non-hormonal copper intrauterine device — to evaluate whether there is any difference in the risk of acquiring HIV infection among users of these methods.Read this fact sheet for more about the ECHO study.
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Complex decisions: correlates of injectable contraceptive discontinuation following HIV-1 seroconversion in an HIV prevention trial

Contraceptive adherence during acute and recent HIV-1 infection is important to maternal and child health given the elevated risk of vertical HIV-1 transmission and additional complications of pregnancy. Injectable contraception (IC) is the most common non-barrier modern contraception method used in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Adherence to IC after HIV-1 seroconversion is not well understood.
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2018 Edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

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Yes
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The Knowledge for Health (K4Heath) Project

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

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Effects of injectable progestogen contraception versus the copper intrauterine device on HIV acquisition: sub-study of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

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G Justus Hofmeyr, Mandisa Singata-Madliki, Theresa A Lawrie, Eduardo Bergel, Marleen Temmerman

Background Evidence from observational studies suggests an increased risk of HIV acquisition among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) contraception.

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Webinar: Task Sharing: Expanding Access in Family Planning

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Webinar

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.

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Interactive map: Projects implementing High Impact Practices (HIPs)

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Johns Hopkins University

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.

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Why don’t urban youth in Zambia use condoms? The influence of gender and marriage on non-use of male condoms among young adults

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Pinchoff, Jessie; Boyer, Christopher; Mutombo, Namuunda; Chowdhuri, Rachna Nag; Ngo, Thoai

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. 

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