Voluntary family planning programs that respect, protect and fulfill human rights: A systematic review of evidence.
The design and scale-up of high-quality family planning services that protect and fulfill the rights of all clients and potential users requires a knowledge base of effective approaches and interventions that have improved access to contraceptive services; ensured a high quality of care; protected clients’ full, free, and informed choice; and ensured program accountability to those they serve. Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Systematic Review of Evidence focuses on relevant interventions, evaluations, and case studies to engender a better understanding of what elements are needed for a successful voluntary, rights-based family planning program. Prior to this work, no systematic review of rights-based family planning existed. This report synthesizes the findings from a literature review encompassing more than 290 documents to help identify key actions or factors for family planning programs to consider. Voluntary Family Planning Programs that Respect, Protect, and Fulfill Human Rights: A Systematic Review of Evidence not only provides a review of the current evidence available related to rights-based approaches in family planning, but also highlights the research gaps surrounding rights-based outcomes.