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- Lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) for family planning
- Family planning and immunization integration
- Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and family planning integration
Peter Kisaakye is pursuing his doctoral studies in Demography at the University of Cape Town. Currently in his second year, his research examines patterns of contraceptive use dynamics using calendar data and reproductive intentions in East Africa. As Peter was interested in studying fertility transition in East Africa, he needed to know the existing literature about the topic to inform his study design. He used POPLINE as one of his search resources and found many documents, both journal articles and grey literature that helped inform his research. This is his story.
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.