International Family Planning Perspectives

Family planning research journal. Printed in English, Spanish and French editions.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, June

Cervical Cancer Risk Rises If Women with HPV Also Have Herpes Infection. (Digests)
Women who have human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the cervix have a greater risk of invasive cervical cancer if they also have genital herpes, according to a pooled analysis of case-control studies. (1) Women with invasive cervical cancer were...
For Cameroonian Youth, Perceived Risk and Parental Support Boost Condom Use. (Digests)
Single young men and women in urban Cameroon are more likely to have ever used a condom if they perceive that they are personally at risk of HIV infection or that their parents support condom use. Of approximately 1,300 sexually experienced young persons...
From Home to Clinic and from Family Planning to Family Health: Client and Community Responses to Health Sector Reforms in Bangladesh. (Comment)
Bangladesh is one of many countries struggling to implement the expanded approach to family planning agreed to at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) (1) in the context of broader health sector reforms. (2) The IGPD Programme...
Impact and Determinants of Sex Preference in Nepal
CONTEXT: Gender discrimination and son preference are key demographic features of South Asia and are well documented for India. However, gender bias and sex preference in Nepal have received little attention. METHODS: 1996 Nepal Demographic and...
Intervention in Rural Uganda Is Effective against Some Sexually Transmitted Infections, but Not against HIV. (Digests)
Neither a behavioral intervention alone nor the same intervention coupled with syndromic management of sexually transmitted infection (STI) was effective in lowering the incidence of HIV in a rural area of Uganda between 1994 and 2000. (1) The prevention...
In This Issue
Despite identification in numerous studies of factors that influence the use of family planning, the translation of these research findings into interventions that increase contraceptive prevalence is not always successful. The reasons for this seeming...
Knowledge and Perception of Emergency Contraception among Female Nigerian Undergraduates
CONTEXT: The reproductive health hazards of unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions are well documented. The potential of emergency contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancy in developed countries has been described, but in Nigeria, the awareness...
Nairobi's Poorest Women Have Highest Level of Risky Sexual Behavior, Least Knowledge of HIV Prevention. (Digests)
Women living in the slums of Nairobi engage in riskier sexual behavior than women living in less-deprived areas of the city. (1) They began having intercourse at a younger age and are more likely to have had multiple partners in the recent past. Residents...
Substantial Proportions of Contraceptive Clinic Clients Would Try Methods That Can Cause Amenorrhea. (Digests)
Women's attitudes toward menstruation and toward contraceptives that can cause amenorrhea differ significantly across settings and ethnic groups. (1) According to a survey of a thousand female family planning clinic clients, more than half of respondents...
The Link between Quality of Care and Contraceptive Use
CONTEXT: Little empirical evidence shows whether quality of family planning care influences continued use of contraception, and if so, to what extent. METHODS: Interviews were conducted in 1997-1998 with 1,728 new family planning users who had sought...
Three Differing Emergency Contraceptive Regimens Are Equally Effective. (Digests)
Three regimens of emergency contraception--a single 10 mg dose of mifepristone, a single 1.5 mg dose of levonorgestrel and two 0.75 mg doses of levonorgestrel taken 12 hours apart--appear to be equally effective. According to results of a randomized,...
Women's Networks and the Social World of Fertility Behavior. (Articles)
CONTEXT: Demographic phenomena occur within social contexts and, therefore, should be studied as social processes. However, how to conceptualize and measure the social worlds that individuals inhabit has been the subject of debate. METHODS: Data...