Population Council Journal

Studies in Family Planning

Studies in Family Planning is a peer-reviewed, international journal publishing public health, social science, and biomedical research on sexual and reproductive health, fertility, and family planning, with a primary focus on developing countries. Each issue contains original research articles, reports, a commentary, book reviews, and a data section with findings for individual countries from the Demographic and Health Surveys. Studies in Family Planning is published quarterly.

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Article Abstracts

Exploring the paradox of intimate partner violence and increased contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa
Authors: Vissého D. Adjiwanou, Afiwa N’Bouke. 2015

Teenage childbearing and educational attainment in South Africa
Authors: Ian M. Timaeus, Tom A. Moultrie. 2015

An assessment of childbearing preferences in northern Malawi
Authors: Kazuyo Machiyama, Angela Baschieri, Albert Dube, Amelia C. Crampin, J.R. Glynn, Neil French, John C. Cleland. 2015

Fertility limitation and child schooling in Ouagadougou: Selective fertility or resource dilution?
Authors: Moussa Bougma, Thomas K. LeGrand, Jean-François Kobiané. 2015

Men’s perspectives on their role in family planning in Nyanza Province, Kenya
Authors: Mellissa Withers, Shari L. Dworkin, Maricianah Onono, Beryl Oyier, Craig R. Cohen, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Sara J. Newmann. 2015

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Studies in Family Planning
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