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POPLINE provides access to 370,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health
The tenth edition of A User’s Guide to POPLINE Keywords provides guidance to searchers that allows them to structure both broadly comprehensive and very specific searches of the POPLINE database.
This edition updates the thesaurus to better reflect current scope coverage in POPLINE. The revision process included streamlining certain hierarchies, as well as adding new terms to facilitate searching mHealth concepts.
The new Guide includes both an alphabetical and permuted listing along with a supplement describing the changes made in this edition. Available in PDF and an interactive web-based version is also available online.
What is the emerging high-impact practice in family planning service delivery?
Provide vouchers where financial and information barriers impede access to modern methods of contraceptives.
Voucher programs aim to directly influence the behavior of both provider and consumer. By targeting underserved groups, vouchers ensure subsidies reach the disadvantaged and are not absorbed by those with greater access to resources.
The just published HIP brief: Vouchers: Addressing inequities in access to contraceptive services written by Ben Bellows, Population Council; Elaine Menotti, USAID; and Shawn Malarcher, USAID, describes how vouchers can address key challenges for family planning programs, discusses the potential contribution to improving the quality and use of contraceptive services, outlines key issues for planning and implementation, and identifies knowledge gaps.