Family planning

Family planning

Breaking with tradition

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Rachel Epstein
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article focuses on how lesbians who are choosing to co-parent in couples are defining and living out their parenting. Shares stories of lesbian couples experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting. How research can be useful. 


Family planning and the millennium development goals

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English
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Online
Author: 
Willard Cates Jr.
Karim Wafaa
Wafaa El-Sadr
Debra W. Haffner
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Khama Rogo
Tricia Petruney
E. Megan Davidson Averill
Publisher: 
Family Health International

Highlights the multifaceted importance of and interdisciplinary support for international family planning. Serve as a call to action for expanded discourse, broad partnerships and consensus building, and increased funding to accelerate progress toward meeting the targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 (maternal health), as well as the other MDGs.

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Available online.

Long-acting and permanent methods: addressing unmet need for family planning in Africa

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English
Translated Title: 
Méthodes permanentes et à longue durée d'action : Afrique : combler le besoin insatisfait en planification familiale
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Online
Publisher: 
Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
North Carolina, USA

A set of eight advocacy briefs on the benefits of long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) of contraception and the rationale for introducing or revitalizing them within national reproductive health and family planning programs. Intends to inform policy-makers, program managers, and donors committed to evidence-based policies and programs that respond to people's changing reproductive needs. Seeks also to provide diverse stakeholders with ideas on how to improve and expand LAPM provision within their communities.

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Available online.
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Contains bibliographical references.

Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
Français
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Community education/development
Information provision and referral
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Research
Support group/peer support
A feminist group of women and individuals making reproductive health and sexuality its priorities of work. The FQPN promotes access to critical and reliable information, freedom of choice, as well as accessible services making it possible for women to make enlightened decisions and to assume responsibility for their own sexual health.

 

 

Primary Telephone: 
514-866-3721
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@fqpn.qc.ca
Fax Number: 
514-866-1100
Street Address: 
405-110, rue Ste-Thérèse
City: 
Montrél
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2Y 1E6

Quick reference guide to family planning research

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English
Author: 
Family Health International
Publisher: 
Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2010

The Quick Reference Guide, a snapshot of the most-up-to-date findings on a range of family planning topics, is part of FHI's efforts to incorporate research and programmatic findings more widely into policies and programs in order to improve family planning and reproductive health services.

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Please write to quickreferenceguide@fhi.org with any questions.

United States Agency for International Development: Maximizing Access and Quality Initiative (MAQ)

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Governmental Body
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English

Initiative to identify and address barriers to client access and to work to improve family planning service delivery standards and quality. Assistance is provided to such areas as provider training, service management and supervision, client education, and increasing the choice of available contraceptive methods. MAQ also works to distill and disseminate lessons learned and to identify future critical issues that could impact quality care.

Email Address: 
info@iudtoolkit.org.
Province: 
Alberta

Planned pregnancies and parenthood

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English
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Online
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International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the midwives role in women's right to control her own fertility.

20 common problems in women's health care

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Mindy A. Smith (ed.)
Leslie A. Shimp (ed.)
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the twenty conditions that most often prompt women to seek health care. Provides relevant pathophysiology, patient evaluation procedures, diagnostics, and treatment.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0070697671
WOMN.T85 2000 (CWHN Offices)
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Islam and family planning

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi
Publisher: 
Population Reference Bureau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Provides an overview of the family planning and modern contraception policies of Muslim countries. Reviews Islamic jurisprudence and justifications for sanctioning family planning and concludes that Islam should not be considered a barrier toward the increased use of contraception in Islamic communities.

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Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (the INFO Project)

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Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Advocacy
Publisher

Ensures that information, knowledge, and best practices for family planning and reproductive health are accessed by multiple audiences with different needs by working to achieve the following results: identify, synthesize, and make available information on useful and best approaches and findings, enhance local capacity to serve local information needs, and strengthen South-South and South-North knowledge communities and networks. Website contains publications and provides information about tools and services they provide.

Primary Telephone: 
410-659-6300
Email Address: 
webmaster@infoforhealth.org
Fax Number: 
410-659-6266
Street Address: 
Johns Hopkins University
Addt'l Street Address: 
310-111 Market Place
City: 
Baltimore
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
MD 21202
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