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    Community-based health workers can safely and effectively administer injectable contraceptives: Conclusions from a technical consultation.

    World Health Organization [WHO]; United States. Agency for International Development [USAID]; Family Health International [FHI]

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, FHI, 2009. 4 p.

    In June 2009, a technical consultation held at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva concluded that evidence supports the introduction, continuation, and scale-up of community-based provision of progestin-only injectable contraceptives. The group of 30 technical and programme experts reviewed scientific and programmatic experience, which largely focused on the progestin-only injectable, depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). The experts found that community-based provision of progestin-only injectable contraceptives by appropriately trained community health workers (CHWs) is safe, effective, and acceptable. Such services should be part of a family planning programme offering a range of contraceptive methods. (Excerpt)
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