International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Founded in 1975, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, formerly International Family Planning Perspectives, is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Guttmacher Institute. Articles include information about sexual and reproductive health in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, September

A Fresh Look at the Level of Unmet Need for Family Planning in the Postpartum Period, Its Causes and Program Implications
One central rationale for the promotion of family planning is the potential benefit to the health of mothers and children. The achievement of adequate spacing between pregnancies is a major pathway through which contraceptive practice can render benefits....
An Assessment of Family Planning Decision Makers' and Advocates' Needs and Strategies in Three East African Countries
Despite global and national efforts to promote consultation between decision makers and public health researchers, (1) and to include stakeholders in research processes, empirical studies on the influence of health research findings on the knowledge,...
Contraceptive Dynamics in Rural Northern Malawi: A Prospective Longitudinal Study
Malawi is a poor country in Sub-Saharan Africa that has made attempts to address its population and fertility problems, (1-5) by initiating programs to encourage birthspacing (6) and by organizing conferences on population and development. (1,7-9)...
Empowering Women or Pleasing Men? Analyzing Male Views on Female Condom Use in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cameroon
The female condom is the only available female-initiated contraceptive method that offers dual protection against pregnancy and STIs, including HIV. It is as effective as the male condom, (1,2) and possesses unique features that make it a potentially...
Meeting Contraceptive Needs: Long-Term Associations of the PRACHAR Project with Married Women's Awareness and Behavior in Bihar
Many programs have been implemented in India and elsewhere that aimed to help young people (especially young women) to delay marriage and first pregnancy and to space subsequent pregnancies, while empowering them to choose the timing of pregnancies...
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