The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Reproductive Health, in collaboration with the Population Council, India, and the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization held a seminar on “Promoting postpartum and post-abortion family planning: Challenges and opportunities” in Cochin, India, November 2014. The seminar brought together 24 scientists, policymakers, and program managers to present and discuss a range of issues relating to postpartum and post-abortion family planning. This report summarizes the papers presented at the seminar which sought to answer several key questions pertaining to postpartum and post-abortion contraception. Several conclusions drawn from the evidence are presented and research gaps identified. Given competing priorities and pressure on budgets and staff, outlining the ideal way of integrating the services is difficult to suggest, and choices have to be made, taking into account the policy, programmatic, and cultural context in each country.
"International seminar on promoting postpartum and post-abortion family planning: Challenges and opportunities," STEP UP Seminar Report.
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