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Studies in Family Planning

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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.

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Article Abstracts

Dynamics of emergency contraceptive use in Accra, Ghana
Authors: Elizabeth G. Henry, Caesar Agula, Charles Agyei-Asabere, Patrick O. Asuming, Ayaga A. Bawah, David Canning, Iqbal Shah. 2021

The effect of reframing the goals of family planning programs from limiting fertility to birth spacing: Evidence from Pakistan
Authors: Saman Naz, Yubraj Acharya. 2021

Infertility, perceived certainty of pregnancy, and contraceptive use in Malawi
Authors: Marta J. Bornstein, Sarah Huber‐Krum, Alison H. Norris, Jessica D. Gipson. 2021

Not all women who experience side effects discontinue their contraceptive method: Insights from a longitudinal study in India
Authors: Aparna Jain, Sara Chace Dwyer, Arupendra Mozumdar, Elizabeth Tobey. 2021

Treading the thin line: Pharmacy workers’ perspectives on medication abortion provision in Lusaka, Zambia
Authors: Katharine Footman, Nachela Chelwa, Megan Douthwaite, James Mdala, Drosin Mulenga, Caila Brander, Kathryn Church. 2021

Premarital fertility and marital timing in Malawi
Authors: Michelle Poulin, Kathleen Beegle, Hongwei Xu. 2021

Sexual and reproductive health literacy, misoprostol knowledge and use of medication abortion in Lagos State, Nigeria: A mixed methods study
Authors: Heini Väisänen, Ann M. Moore, Onikepe Owolabi, Melissa Stillman, Adesegun Fatusi, Akanni Akinyemi. 2021

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