Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Papers From the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

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Global Health: Science and Practice recently released a special issue highlighting a number of papers on long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) following the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning held in Indonesia. The theme of this year’s conference was “global commitments, local actions”, emphasizing the role of partnerships in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The papers examine the prevalence of LARC utilization, local perceptions of LARCs and the effectiveness of programming to promote LARCs in countries around the world.

Papers from the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning

Providing women with access to family planning options such as LARCs is crucial for protecting women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, decreasing inequalities and improving maternal health outcomes.

Read key takeaways from the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning.

Learn about the importance of integrating family planning into maternal health.

Read about family planning on the MHTF blog.

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