Updated WHO Contraceptive Guidelines Could Improve Maternal, Child Survival

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s “Global Health NOW”: Ready for Action: The WHO Expands Postpartum Family Planning, Increasing Chances for Maternal and Child Survival
Anne Pfitzer, family planning team leader for USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, led by Jhpiego; Rehana Gubin, Jhpiego’s technical adviser for global health practice and policy research; and Kelsey Cannon, an MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discuss updated WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use guidelines, especially as they relate to postpartum women and the role some contraceptives can play in improving maternal and child survival (6/1).