This report collects presentations from a panel held on Professional Development Day at the USAID Cooperating Agencies meeting in November 1994. The panel was designed to review key reproductive health elements that relate to family planning, including: reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections, including AIDS; the prevention and treatment of unsafe abortion; pregnancy, labor, and delivery care; and postpartum care. While there is increasing international consensus that family planning should be broadened to include reproductive health care, it is far from clear as to how this should be done, and which elements should be incorporated. This panel explored some of these questions in the hope of stimulating discussion on these crucial elements, which will undoubtedly shape the future agenda in family planning, reproductive health, and broader population considerations at the ICPD and throughout the remainder of this century.
Reproductive health approach to family planning, Robert H. Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health Publication Series. New York: Population Council, 1994.
Robert H. Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health