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

Heterogeneous effects of birth spacing on neonatal mortality risks in Bangladesh
Authors: Joseph Molitoris. 2018

Estimates of side effects counseling in family planning using three data sources: Implications for monitoring and survey design
Authors: Yoonjoung Choi. 2018

Can a gender equity and family planning intervention for men change their gender ideology? Results from the CHARM intervention in rural India
Authors: Paul Fleming, Jay G. Silverman, Mohan Ghule, Julie Ritter, Madhusudana Battala, Gajanan Velhal, Saritha Nair, Anindita Dasgupta, Balaiah Donta, Niranjan Saggurti, Anita Raj. 2018

Medical abortion provision by pharmacies and drug sellers in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review
Authors: Katharine Footman, Katherine Keenan, Kate Reiss, Barbara Reichwein, Pritha Biswas, Kathryn Church. 2018

Do women find the progesterone vaginal ring acceptable? Findings from Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal
Authors: Saumya RamaRao, Francis Obare, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Babacar Mane, Heather Clark, Wilson Liambila, Godwin Unumeri, Harriet Birungi, Nafissatou Diop, Deepa Rajamani, John Townsend. 2018

The DHS Program’s modeled surfaces spatial datasets
Authors: Clara R. Burgert-Brucker, Trinadh Dontamsetti, Peter W. Gething. 2018

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

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