Meeting the Family Planning Needs of Postpartum Women

This is a policy brief looking at meeting family planning needs of postpartum women. The following areas are discussed:

  • Why focus on postpartum contraception? (reduce mortality, increase contraceptive use, containing costs, meeting women’s fertility desires)
  • Objectives of postpartum services
  • What approaches work?
  • Approaches with limited success
  • Ensuring quality of postpartum family planning services

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