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

Community health workers’ provision of family planning services in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of effectiveness
Authors: Valerie K. Scott, Lindsey Gottschalk, Kelsey Wright, Claire Twose, Meghan A. Bohren, Megan E. Schmitt, Nuriye Ortayli. 2015

School socioeconomic composition and adolescent sexual initiation in Malawi
Authors: Jinho Kim. 2015

The role of the nonpneumatic antishock garment in reducing blood loss and mortality associated with post-abortion hemorrhage
Authors: Shila Manandhar, Alison M. El Ayadi, Elizabeth Butrick, Robert Hosang, Suellen Miller. 2015

The effect of integrating family planning with a maternal and newborn health program on postpartum contraceptive use and optimal birth spacing in rural Bangladesh
Authors: Saifuddin Ahmed, Salahuddin Ahmed, Catharine McKaig, Nazma Begum, Jaime Mungia, Maureen H. Norton, Abdullah H. Baqui. 2015

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Studies in Family Planning
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