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, commentaries, data papers, and book reviews. Studies in Family Planning is published quarterly.

Call for papers: Data Papers. Studies in Family Planning is pleased to announce a new article type to be included in the journal beginning in 2017. Unlike an Original Research Article reporting hypotheses and conclusions, a Data Paper describes a particular dataset (or group of datasets), including details on study design, such as sampling methods. The Data Paper aims to bring the existence of the data to the attention of the scholarly community, and may serve as a useful reference for future publications drawing on the data set. Your complete dataset should be openly available or available upon request. See our updated Author Guidelines for submission guidelines.

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Article Abstracts

Setting ambitious yet achievable targets using probabilistic projections: Meeting demand for family planning
Authors: Vladimíra Kantorová, Jin Rou New, Ann E. Biddlecom, Leontine Alkema. 2017

How the community shapes unmet need for modern contraception: An analysis of 44 Demographic and Health Surveys
Authors: Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson. 2017

Evaluation of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) program
Authors: Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Project Nigeria Team. 2017

Contribution of contraceptive discontinuation to unintended births in 36 developing countries
Authors: Anrudh K. Jain, William Winfrey. 2017

The foreseeable harms of Trump’s global gag rule
Authors: Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, Patty Skuster. 2017

Announcing a new journal section: Data Papers
Authors: Rachel Friedman, Stephanie Psaki, Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer. 2017

PMA2020: Rapid turn-around survey data to monitor family planning service and practice in ten countries
Authors: Linnea Zimmerman, Hannah Olson, PMA2020 Principal Investigators Group, Amy Ong Tsui, Scott Radloff. 2017

For Authors

Studies in Family Planning accepts only electronic submissions using ScholarOne Manuscripts. See updated Author Guidelines.

All other correspondence, outside manuscript submission and status of papers, should be sent to:

Studies in Family Planning
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