A diagnostic study of the provision and use of contraception in postpartum, postabortion, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs in the Dominican Republic was conducted with funding from USAID. The objectives of the study were to assess the contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of providers and clients; the degree to which information, counseling, and delivery are implemented in postpartum, postabortion, and PMTCT services; the quality of these services; and the readiness of postpartum, postabortion, and PMTCT services to offer contraceptive services. The report finds that family planning services are linked to antenatal, delivery, and postpartum care in most of the health units visited and, to a lesser degree, to the integral care provided for persons living with HIV. These and other key findings were shared with the MOH directors of maternal and child health services and other stakeholders. Based on this project’s findings, the report lists key recommendations to improve postpartum and postabortion family planning services in the Dominican Republic.
Quiterio, Gisela, Maritza Molina, Marija Miric, Ricardo Vernon, and M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes. 2008. "Situation analysis of the integration of family planning services in postpartum, postabortion and prevention of mother to child transmission programs in the Dominican Republic," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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