New Resource Aims To Improve Women’s Access To Family Planning After Childbirth

“A new resource for health program managers and policy makers released [at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday] aims to improve access to family planning for women after childbirth and during the first 12 months of motherhood,” the WHO reports in a joint press release with USAID and USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). “‘Programming strategies for postpartum family planning’ provides interventions at all levels of health care to expand access to scientifically-sound family planning methods for new mothers” and “identifies three critical areas of work for countries to ensure successful implementation of the strategies,” the press release notes (11/13).