The goal of this project was to inform physicians, pharmacists, and female factory workers about emergency contraception (EC) through mailings of booklets and posters. These materials were developed in a previous operations research project conducted by the Instituto Mexicano de Investigación de Familia y Población and supported by the Population Council INOPAL III project with funding from USAID. The study found that recipients generally liked the print materials and welcomed information about EC. Within three weeks of receiving the materials, many reported that they had taken immediate action to make EC available and/or to educate others about EC. This project demonstrated that targeted mailings to key audiences can increase awareness of emergency contraception at a relatively low cost. The report recommends that public and private agencies in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries replicate or modify the existing materials and distribute them widely.
Vernon, Ricardo. 1999. "Mexico: Informing service providers and factory workers about emergency contraception," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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