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

Voluntary, human rights-based family planning: A conceptual framework
Authors: Karen Hardee, Jan Kumar, Karen Newman, Lynn Bakamjian, Shannon Harris, Mariela Rodriguez, Win Brown. 2014

Development and validation of a reproductive autonomy scale
Authors: Ushma D. Upadhyay, Shari L. Dworkin, Tracy A. Weitz, Diana Greene Foster. 2014

Using biomarkers to assess the validity of sexual behavior reporting across interview modes among young women in Kampala, Uganda
Authors: Christine Kelly, Paul C. Hewett, Barbara Mensch, Johanna Rankin, Samuel L. Nsobya, Sam Kalibala, Pamela N. Kakande. 2014

Emergency contraceptive knowledge and use among urban women in Nigeria and Kenya
Authors: Gwendolyn Morgan, Jill Keesbury, Ilene Speizer. 2014

Developing the “120 by 20” goal for the global FP2020 Initiative
Authors: Win Brown, Nel Druce, Julia Bunting, Scott Radloff, Desmond Koroma, Srishti Gupta, Brian Siems, Monica Kerrigan, Dan Kress, Gary L. Darmstadt. 2014

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Studies in Family Planning
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