Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Meeting family planning (FP) needs in humanitarian emergencies is challenging but feasible, and could present opportunities for reaching marginalized, remote, or otherwise underserved populations. Although high-quality evidence on family planning in emergencies is needed to improve access to voluntary FP services in humanitarian settings, this evidence brief identifies several promising, evidence-based interventions that can help improve uptake: provide comprehensive SRH services in line with global norms, provide a full range of family planning methods via mobile clinics, train mobile health workers to provide short-acting methods, second refugee providers to health facilities to provide FP in humanitarian settings, train community health workers to conduct FP education, collaborate with the Ministry of Health, and engage adolescents. Providing greater access could make a substantial contribution to the achievement of the FP2020 goals.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/rh4.1009

Language

English

Project

Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)

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