The Population Council's Reproductive Health program strives to improve sexual and reproductive health, especially for vulnerable people in developing countries. We help individuals to achieve their family planning and reproductive health goals through improvements in technologies and services. We work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and to improve equity and quality in the delivery of care.

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Submissions from 2015

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Contraceptive use and fertility intentions among women living with HIV in Kenya and Swaziland, Integra Initiative

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Cost and technical efficiency of integrated HIV and SRH services in Kenya and Swaziland, Integra Initiative

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Creating conditions for scale up: Technical assistance as an implementation research uptake strategy, Ian Askew

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings, Population Council

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings: Review of postpartum and postnatal care programs in Nigeria, Godwin Unumeri and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings: Review of postpartum service packages in Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings—Task sharing in the delivery of family planning programs: Experiences from Senegal, Babacar Mane, Nafissatou Diop, and Saumya RamaRao

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings—Task sharing policies and practices in the delivery of family planning services: Experiences from Nigeria, Godwin Unumeri and Salisu Mohammed Ishaku

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Delivering contraceptive vaginal rings—Task shifting and task sharing in the delivery of family planning services: Experiences from Kenya, Wilson Liambila, Saumya RamaRao, and Heather Clark

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Delivering medical abortion at scale: A study of the retail market for medical abortion in Madhya Pradesh, India, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Rajib Acharya, Veronique Filippi, and Carine Ronsmans

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Distribution d'anneaux vaginaux contraceptifs, Population Council

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Does a voucher program improve reproductive health service delivery and access in Kenya?, Rebecca Njuki, Timothy Abuya, James Kelly Kimani, Lucy Kanya, Allan Korongo, Piet Bracke, Benjamin Bellows, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Do public health services in Egypt help young married women exercise their reproductive rights?, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Tamer Rabie, Zuzana Boehmova, Loraine Hawkins, Sally Saher, and Atef El Shitany

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Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy: A policy dialogue in Homa Bay County, Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie, Ian MacKenzie, Harriet Birungi, Stephen Barongo, Diosiana Ahindukha, and Caleb Omondi

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Education sector response to early and unintended pregnancy: A review of country experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Ian MacKenzie, Anne Katahoire, Francis Obare, and Patricia Machawira

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Emergency contraception in Senegal: Challenges and opportunities, Babacar Mane, Martha Brady, Saumya RamaRao, and Ababacar Thiam

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Emerging priorities in reproductive, maternal, and newborn health, Population Council

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Engaging the missing link: Evidence from FALAH for involving men in family planning in Pakistan—Case study, Seemin Ashfaq and Maqsood Sadiq

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Engaging the missing link: Evidence from FALAH for involving men in family planning in Pakistan—Meeting report, Seemin Ashfaq and Farooq Ahmed

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Enhancing contraceptive choice for postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa with the progesterone vaginal ring: A review of the evidence, Saumya RamaRao, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Wilson Liambila, and Babacar Mane

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Evaluation de la mise en oeuvre et des réalisations de l’Approche 3D au sein du Plan d’Action National de Planification Familiale (PANPF) au Sénégal—Partie 1: Revue Documentaire, Leslie Dubent, Fatou Mbow, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Ndiaye Turpin, Bocar Mamadou Daff, and Babacar Mane

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Evaluation de la mise en oeuvre et des réalisations de l’Approche 3D au sein du Plan d’Action National de Planification Familiale (PANPF) au Sénégal—Partie 2: Rapport de Synthese, Fatou Mbow, Leslie Dubent, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Ndiaye Turpin, Bocar Mamadou Daff, and Babacar Mane

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Expanding access to education for teenage mothers in Homa Bay County: What ‘might’ work, Chi-Chi Undie

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Expanding access to rights-based family planning: Activity brief, The Evidence Project

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Expanding access to secondary school education for teenage mothers in Kenya: A baseline study report, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, George Odwe, and Francis Obare

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Expanding the role of research evidence in family planning policy, program, and practice decisionmaking, Karen Hardee and Kelsey Wright

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Expanding young people's access to integrated services in Malawi, Integra Initiative

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Exploring the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Charlotte E. Warren, Nora Miller, Rebecca Njuki, Charity Ndwiga, Alice Maranga, Faith Mbehero, Anne Njeru, and Benjamin Bellows

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Factors associated with non-use of antenatal iron and folic acid supplements among Pakistani women: A cross sectional household survey, Yasir Bin Nisar, Michael J. Dibley, and Ali M. Mir

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Family planning policy, program, and practice decisionmaking: The role of research evidence and other factors, Karen Hardee, Kelsey Wright, and Joanne Spicehandler

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Family planning through the lens of men: Readiness, preferences, and challenges, Iram Kamran, Zeba Tasneem, Tahira Parveen, and Rehan M. Niazi

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Family planning use and fertility desires among women living with HIV in Kenya, James Kelly Kimani, Charlotte E. Warren, Timothy Abuya, Richard Mutemwa, Susannah H. Mayhew, Ian Askew, and Integra Initiative

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Family planning vouchers to improve delivery and uptake of contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic review, Benjamin Bellows, Ashish Bajracharya, Carol Bulaya, and Sophie Inambwae

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Fertility transitions in Kenya and Ghana: Trends, determinants and implications for policy and programs, Ian Askew, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, and Francis Onyango

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Fertility transitions in Kenya and Ghana: Trends, determinants and implications for policy and programs, Ian Askew, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, and Francis Onyango

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Findings of an evaluation of community and school-based reproductive health and HIV prevention programs in Kenya, Carolyne Njue, Helene A.C.M. Voeten, Eric Ohuma, C. Looman, Dik F. Habbama, and Ian Askew

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Gender considerations along the HIV treatment cascade: An evidence review with priority actions, Melanie Croce-Galis, Jill Gay, Karen Hardee, What Works Association, and Population Council

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Health facility guidelines and management benchmarks: Improving workplace health services and health management in factories, farms and other workplaces in low- and middle-income countries, David Wofford, Marat Yu, Lauren Shields, and Maria Pontes

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‘High profile health facilities can add to your trouble’: Women, stigma and un/safe abortion in Kenya, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Carolyne Egesa, and Rispah Okelo

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How does quality of care relate to a rights-based approach to family planning programs?, Jan Kumar

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Increasing access to safe menstrual regulation services in Bangladesh by offering medical menstrual regulation, Reena Yasmin, Ubaidur Rob, Ismat Ara Hena, Tapash Ranjan Das, and Farid Uddin Ahmed

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Influence of parental factors on adolescents’ transition to first sexual intercourse in Nairobi, Kenya: A longitudinal study, Chinelo C. Okigbo, Caroline W. Kabiru, Joyce Mumah, Sanyu A. Mojola, and Donatien Beguy

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Integration of sexual and reproductive health and HIV services, Integra Initiative

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Introduction of DMPA in public health facilities of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan: An evaluation, M.E. Khan, Anvita Dixit, Jaleel Ahmad, and G. Pillai

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Investigating the low patterns of modern contraceptive use in Pakistan, Iram Kamran, Zeba Tasneem, Tahira Parveen, and Yasmin Zehra Zaidi

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Invest in urban youth sexual and reproductive health to achieve a demographic dividend in Africa, Joyce Mumah, Jessica Brinton, Carol Mukiira, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

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Kenya adolescent sexual and reproductive health policy, Ministry of Health Kenya

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Knowledge and provision practices of misoprostol among pharmacies in Senegal, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Nafissatou Diop, Kate Reiss, Eva Burke, Thoai Ngo, Katharine Footman, and Maaike Van Min

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Landscape analysis of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Nigeria, Charlotte E. Warren, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Ayodeji Oginni, Gloria Adoyi, Karen Kirk, and Amy Dempsey

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Landscape analysis on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh, Charlotte E. Warren, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Rahat Ara Nur, Kanij Sultana, Karen Kirk, and Amy Dempsey

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L’anneau vaginal à progestérone: Résultats de l’étude d’acceptabilité au Sénégal, Babacar Mane, Papa Chimere Diaw, Nafissatou Diop, Fatou Mbow, Heather Clark, Saumya RamaRao, and Deepa Rajamani

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L’offre des anneux vaginaux contraceptifs— La planification familiale postpartum: experience du Sénégal, Fatou Mbow, Babacar Mane, and Saumya RamaRao

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Low use and high discontinuation of modern contraceptives in Pakistan: Reasons and policy recommendations, Population Council

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Mainstreaming of emergency contraception pill in India: Challenges and opportunities, Anvita Dixit, M.E. Khan, and Isha Bhatnagar

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Male utilization in integrated SRH and HIV services, Integra Initiative

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Marie Stopes International's SIFPO Project—Strengthening international family planning organizations, October 2010–September 2015, Population Council

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Meeting contraceptive needs: Long-term associations of the PRACHAR project with married women’s awareness and behavior in Bihar, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Ravi Prakash, Rajib Acharya, Santosh Kumar Singh, and Elkan Daniel

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New dialogue for the way forward in maternal health: Addressing market inefficiencies, Katharine McCarthy, Saumya RamaRao, and Hannah Taboada

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Offering progesterone contraceptive vaginal rings for postpartum women through integrated family planning and immunization services, Ishita Chattopadhyay, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao

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Patterns and trends of postpartum family planning in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Nigeria: Evidence of missed opportunities for integration, Sennen Hounton, William Winfrey, Aluisio J.D. Barros, and Ian Askew

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Peer mentoring: An effective strategy for integrating HIV and SRH services, Integra Initiative

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Postpartum and post-abortion contraception: From research to programs, Iqbal Shah, K.G. Santhya, and John C. Cleland

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Poverty identification for a pro-poor health insurance scheme in Tanzania: Reliability and multi-level stakeholder perceptions, August Kuwawenaruwa, Jitihada Baraka, Kate Ramsey, Fatuma Manzi, Benjamin Bellows, and Josephine Borghi

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Prevalence, trends, and determinants of menopause in India: NFHS 1992–93 to NFHS 2005–06, Arupendra Mozumdar and Praween Kumar Agrawal

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Progesterone vaginal ring: A call-to-action to fill critical gaps in post-partum family planning, Population Council

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Beneficial role in birth spacing, Population Council

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Prevents pregnancy, Population Council

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Results of an acceptability study in Kenya, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Shiphrah Kuria, Heather Clark, Deepa Rajamani, and Saumya RamaRao

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Results of an acceptability study in Nigeria, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Afolabi Kayode, Godwin Unumeri, Ayodeji Oginni, Adekunle Adeyemi, Deepa Rajamani, Heather Clark, Naomi Rijo, and Saumya RamaRao

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Results of a three-country acceptability study, Saumya RamaRao, Heather Clark, Deepa Rajamani, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babacar Mane, Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi, Nafissatou Diop, Wilson Liambila, Fatou Mbow, Chi-Chi Undie, Godwin Unumeri, and John Townsend

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Progesterone vaginal ring: Safe for mothers and babies, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care: A training guide for facility-based workshops—Facilitator’s guide, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Alternative dispute resolution: Resolving incidents of disrespect and abuse, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Debriefing sessions: Caring for the carers, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Implementing respectful maternity care in Kenya, Population Council

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care Resource Package—Maternity open days: Clarifying misconceptions about childbirth, Population Council

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Proposed indicators to measure adherence to and effects of rights-based family planning: Resource guide, Kelsey Wright and Karen Hardee

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Prospects for economic growth in Balochistan under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Prospects for economic growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Prospects for economic growth in Punjab under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Prospects for economic growth in Sindh under alternative demographic scenarios: The case for a rapid fertility decline, David E. Bloom, Zeba Sathar, and Maqsood Sadiq

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Protocol for the evaluation of a free health insurance card scheme for poor pregnant women in Mbeya region in Tanzania: A controlled-before and after study, Josephine Borghi, Kate Ramsey, August Kuwawenaruwa, Jitihada Baraka, Edith Patouillard, Benjamin Bellows, Peter Binyaruka, and Fatuma Manzi

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Reasons for low modern contraceptive use—Insights from Pakistan and neighboring countries, Batool Zaidi and Sabahat Hussain

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Balochistan: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Punjab: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reducing maternal and child mortality in Sindh: The untapped potential of family planning, Zeba Sathar, Maqsood Sadiq, and Seemin Ashfaq

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Reproductive health of married young women in the context of HIV/AIDS in India, Avishek Hazra and Sandip Chakraborty

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Review of performance-based incentives in community-based family planning programmes, Nicole M. Bellows, Ian Askew, and Benjamin Bellows

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Rights-based family planning: 10 resources to guide programming, Jan Kumar and Karen Hardee

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School-based girls' clubs as a means of addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Swaziland, Cebile Manzini-Henwood, Nokwanda Dlamini, and Francis Obare

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Social accountability for family planning: A case study of the Healthy Action Project in Uganda, The Evidence Project

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SRH and HIV service integration and stigma, Integra Initiative

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Standard Days Method of contraception: Evidence on use, implementation, and scale up, Kelsey Wright, Hiba Iqteit, and Karen Hardee

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Strengthening school health programming in Nairobi City County, Joyce Mumah

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Strengthening the role of patent medicine vendors in the provision of injectable contraception in Nigeria, Population Council and The Evidence Project

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Summary report of the measuring and monitoring quality of care meeting, Population Council

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The availability and quality of family planning services across eight districts in Pakistan: The potential and the constraints, Gul Rashida, Iram Kamran, Khan Muhammad, Rehan M. Niazi, and Tahira Parveen

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings, Population Council

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The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (Spanish translation), Population Council