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

HIV status, gender, and marriage dynamics among adults in rural Malawi
Authors: Philip Anglewicz, Georges Reniers. 2014

Reducing unintended pregnancies: A microsimulation of contraceptive switching, discontinuation, and failure patterns in France
Authors: Nadia G. Diamond-Smith, Caroline Moreau, David Bishai. 2014

Accuracy of standard measures of family planning service quality: Findings from the simulated client method
Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Ilene Speizer, Sian Curtis, Brian Wells Pence. 2014

Induced abortions and unintended pregnancies in Pakistan
Authors: Zeba Sathar, Susheela Singh, Gul Rashida, Zakir Hussain Shah, Rehan M. Niazi. 2014

China’s family planning policies: Recent reforms and future prospects
Authors: Stuart Basten, Quanbao Jiang. 2014

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