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Journal Articles

Voluntary, Human Rights–Based Family Planning: A Conceptual Framework
At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, world leaders committed to providing effective family planning information and services to 120 million additional women and girls by the year 2020. Some concerns were expressed that setting numeric goals could signal a retreat from the human rights–centered approach that underpinned the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Achieving the FP2020 goal will take concerted and coordinated efforts among diverse stakeholders and a new programmatic approach supported by the public health and human rights communities. This article presents a new conceptual framework designed to serve as a path toward fulfilling the FP2020 goal. This new unifying framework incorporates human rights laws and principles within family planning program and quality-of-care frameworks. Studies in Family Planning, Volume 45, Issue 1, March 2014, pages 1-18.
Available online in English

Fostering Change in Medical Settings: Some Considerations for Family Planning Programmes
Most contraceptive methods and services in family planning programs are provided in medical settings. Service provision depends upon the knowledge, skills, and behavior of health care providers in these settings. Those who give technical assistance to family planning programs need to understand the nature of medical settings and the dynamics of behavior change there, so as to increase access to quality family planning services. This peer-reviewed article underscores the importance of understanding the nature of medical settings and the dynamics of behavior change within them to increase access to quality family planning services. IPPF Medical Bulletin, Volume 43, Number 3, September 2009, pages 3-4.
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