This report presents the results of a situation analysis of the provision and use of contraception in postpartum, postabortion, and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in Haiti. FRONTIERS provided the Centre d’Évaluation et de Recherche Appliqueé (Center for Evaluation and Applied Research or CERA) with technical assistance for the data collection, cleaning, and entry processes. The study found that there is a substantial unmet need for family planning services among postpartum women and many missed opportunities to provide these services during the pregnancy-extended postpartum period continuum. Most outpatient services have adequately implemented HIV counseling for pregnant women, and at least three-quarters of the private and mixed facilities were offering HIV testing, but there is a need to strengthen HIV testing in public establishments. Based on the findings, a number of recommendations are proposed, including efforts to link family planning services to the health care of women living with HIV.
Rivero-Fuentes, M. Estela, Ricardo Vernon, Michaelle Boulos, and Louis-Marie Boulos. 2008. "Situation analysis of the integration of family planning services in postpartum, postabortion and prevention of mother to child transmission programs in Haiti," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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