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POPLINE provides access to 350,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health
On May 28 – 30, 2013, thousands of participants from 160 countries will meet in Kuala Lumpur for the 3rd global Women Deliver Conference. Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.
It’s been three years since the last Women Deliver Conference in Washington, D.C., and with the 2015 Millennium Development Goal deadline on the horizon, government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders, and global media outlets will look back on the progress that’s been made knowing the journey to meeting the unmet need for family planning and maternal and newborn health care is far from over. According to the World Health Organization, every year, 99% of some half a million maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Despite the increase in contraceptive use over the past 30 years, significant unmet needs remain in all regions. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, one in four women who wish to delay or stop childbearing does not use any family planning method.
On May 18, 2013, The Lancet published a special themed issue to coincide with the Women Deliver conference highlighting some of the latest research and views on maternal health. The studies published in The Lancet use different methods to show the multidimensional nature of reproductive health and the influence of social determinants and health systems.
For more information on these related topics, POPLINE has provided the following searches:
- Maternal and newborn health
- Women's groups and peer counseling
- Meeting unmet need for family planning
- Family planning for HIV-infection women
- Obstetric fistula
- Improving knowledge, attitudes, and skills of adolescents
Facts for Family Planning presents a comprehensive collection of key information and messages that anyone can use who communicates to others about family planning. Although a variety of individuals and groups can use Facts for Family Planning, it is primarily designed for those who communicate with men and women who are seeking information about family planning and help in selecting a family planning method.
Facts for Family Planning is modeled on the early, popular versions of Facts for Life, a book that helped the child survival community communicate consistently about an emerging body of knowledge and best practices.
Facts for Family Planning contains ten easy-to-read chapters, each provides an overview of key facts to provide the most basic information for quick reference, but also delivers more in-depth supporting statistics and content to provide a comprehensive look at family planning, specifically designed for a developing country perspective.
Facts for Family Planning has been developed to facilitate the work of community health workers, counselors and others in providing information on family planning. The content is also easily adaptable for communication strategies and outreach programs aimed at impacting a broader audience through the media and journalists.