family planning services

Summary

Summary: Health care programs or services designed to assist individuals in the planning of family size. Various methods of CONTRACEPTION can be used to control the number and timing of childbirths.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Family planning: the unfinished agenda
    John Cleland
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1 3DP
    Lancet 368:1810-27. 2006
  2. ncbi Strategies for reducing maternal mortality: getting on with what works
    Oona M R Campbell
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 368:1284-99. 2006
  3. pmc Measuring client satisfaction and the quality of family planning services: a comparative analysis of public and private health facilities in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana
    Paul L Hutchinson
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200 TB46, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:203. 2011
  4. ncbi Integration of HIV/AIDS services with maternal, neonatal and child health, nutrition, and family planning services
    Mary Lou Lindegren
    Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD010119. 2012
  5. ncbi Contraception and health
    John Cleland
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 380:149-56. 2012
  6. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of fertility intentions of HIV-infected women and men receiving antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:278-85. 2007
  7. ncbi Unintended pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: magnitude of the problem and potential role of contraceptive implants to alleviate it
    David Hubacher
    Family Health International, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 78:73-8. 2008
  8. ncbi The relationship of family size and composition to fertility desires, contraceptive adoption and method choice in South Asia
    Anuja Jayaraman
    Macro International, Inc, Calverton, MD, USA
    Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health 35:29-38. 2009
  9. ncbi Barriers to fertility regulation: a review of the literature
    Martha Campbell
    Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 37:87-98. 2006
  10. pmc Encouraging contraceptive uptake by motivating men to communicate about family planning: the Malawi Male Motivator project
    Dominick Shattuck
    Family Health International, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1089-95. 2011

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Publications337 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Family planning: the unfinished agenda
    John Cleland
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1 3DP
    Lancet 368:1810-27. 2006
    ..What is currently missing is political willingness to incorporate family planning into the development arena...
  2. ncbi Strategies for reducing maternal mortality: getting on with what works
    Oona M R Campbell
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 368:1284-99. 2006
    ..Further delays in getting on with what works begs questions about the commitment of decision-makers to this goal...
  3. pmc Measuring client satisfaction and the quality of family planning services: a comparative analysis of public and private health facilities in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana
    Paul L Hutchinson
    Department of Global Health Systems and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200 TB46, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:203. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi Integration of HIV/AIDS services with maternal, neonatal and child health, nutrition, and family planning services
    Mary Lou Lindegren
    Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD010119. 2012
    ..However, limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of service integration...
  5. ncbi Contraception and health
    John Cleland
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 380:149-56. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of fertility intentions of HIV-infected women and men receiving antiretroviral therapy in South Africa
    Landon Myer
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:278-85. 2007
    ..These findings also suggest that fertility desires may change through time and thus require ongoing attention as part of long-term care...
  7. ncbi Unintended pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: magnitude of the problem and potential role of contraceptive implants to alleviate it
    David Hubacher
    Family Health International, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Contraception 78:73-8. 2008
    ..Our aim was to estimate the number of unintended pregnancies in the region and model the impact of expanding use of contraceptive implants at the expense of short-term hormonal birth control methods...
  8. ncbi The relationship of family size and composition to fertility desires, contraceptive adoption and method choice in South Asia
    Anuja Jayaraman
    Macro International, Inc, Calverton, MD, USA
    Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health 35:29-38. 2009
    ..Many countries in South Asia, including Nepal, India and Bangladesh, demonstrate a strong cultural preference for sons, which may influence fertility desires and contraceptive use...
  9. ncbi Barriers to fertility regulation: a review of the literature
    Martha Campbell
    Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 37:87-98. 2006
    ..Problems of quantifying barriers limit understanding of their importance. New ways to quantify them and to identify misinformation, which is often concealed in survey data, are needed for future research...
  10. pmc Encouraging contraceptive uptake by motivating men to communicate about family planning: the Malawi Male Motivator project
    Dominick Shattuck
    Family Health International, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1089-95. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of a peer-delivered educational intervention, the Malawi Male Motivator intervention, on couples' contraceptive uptake. We based the intervention design on the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model...
  11. ncbi Maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use: an analysis of 172 countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:111-25. 2012
    ..We aimed to estimate the effect of contraceptive use on maternal mortality and the expected reduction in maternal mortality if the unmet need for contraception were met, at country, regional, and world levels...
  12. ncbi Sexual and reproductive health: a matter of life and death
    Anna Glasier
    NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Lancet 368:1595-607. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi Son preference and sex composition of children: evidence from India
    S Clark
    Population Council, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Demography 37:95-108. 2000
    ..Second, socially and economically disadvantaged couples and couples from the northern region of India not only want but also attain a higher proportion of sons, if the effects of family size are controlled...
  14. pmc Family planning use among urban poor women from six cities of Uttar Pradesh, India
    Ilene S Speizer
    Gillings School of Global Public Health and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Urban Health 89:639-58. 2012
    ....
  15. ncbi The impact of the Navrongo Project on contraceptive knowledge and use, reproductive preferences, and fertility
    Cornelius Debpuur
    Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Navrongo Upper East Region, Ghana
    Stud Fam Plann 33:141-64. 2002
    ..Project is a quasi-experimental study designed to test the hypothesis that introducing health and family planning services in a traditional African societal setting will introduce reproductive change...
  16. pmc Rates of IUCD discontinuation and its associated factors among the clients of a social franchising network in Pakistan
    Syed Khurram Azmat
    Marie Stopes Society, 21 C, Commercial Area, Old Sunset Boulevard, Phase II, Defense Housing Authority, 75500 Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Womens Health 12:8. 2012
    ..established a social franchise outlets network branded as 'SURAJ' (Sun) in Pakistan to provide quality family planning services. This study attempts to determine IUCD discontinuation rates and its associated risk factors...
  17. ncbi How increased contraceptive use has reduced maternal mortality
    John Stover
    Futures Institute, Glastonbury, CT, 06033, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:687-95. 2010
    ..Increases in the use of modern contraceptives have made and can continue to make an important contribution to reducing maternal mortality in the developing world...
  18. ncbi The economic consequences of reproductive health and family planning
    David Canning
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 380:165-71. 2012
    ..level, controlled trials in Matlab, Bangladesh, and Navrongo, Ghana, have shown that increasing access to family planning services reduces fertility and improves birth spacing...
  19. ncbi Evaluating men's involvement as a strategy in sexual and reproductive health promotion
    Peter Sternberg
    Winona State University, MN, USA
    Health Promot Int 19:389-96. 2004
    ..The reality is that although perhaps no longer regarded as part of the problem, men have yet to be seen as part of the solution...
  20. ncbi Women's use of contraception in rural India: a village-level study
    E Chacko
    Department of Geography, The George Washington University, Quigley s Room 202, 619 21st Street, N W, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Health Place 7:197-208. 2001
    ..The study also shows that the availability and quality of permanent village-based government health care affects the use of modern contraception. The use of temporary family planning methods is negligible in the area...
  21. ncbi Integration of STI and HIV prevention, care, and treatment into family planning services: a review of the literature
    Kathryn Church
    Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP
    Stud Fam Plann 40:171-86. 2009
    ..The range of experiences indicates that managers need to determine appropriate health-care service-delivery models based on a consideration of epidemiological, structural, and health-systems factors...
  22. pmc Uptake of family planning methods and unplanned pregnancies among HIV-infected individuals: a cross-sectional survey among clients at HIV clinics in Uganda
    Rhoda K Wanyenze
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:35. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the utilization of family planning and unintended pregnancies among HIV-infected people in Uganda...
  23. ncbi Equity analysis: identifying who benefits from family planning programs
    Nuriye Ortayli
    Reproductive Health, UNFPA, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 41:101-8. 2010
    This study examines current disparities in access to family planning services in developing countries with data drawn from 64 Demographic and Health Surveys conducted between 1994 and 2008...
  24. ncbi Increased use of injectable contraception in sub-Saharan Africa
    John A Ross
    Futures Group International, Washington DC, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 16:68-80. 2012
    ..Many sexually active, unmarried women use the method Discontinuation rates are quite high, and alternative methods need to be kept readily available...
  25. ncbi Utilization of family planning services by married Sudanese women of reproductive age
    A H Ibnouf
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    East Mediterr Health J 13:1372-81. 2007
    To explore differences in utilization of family planning services and predisposing factors, we surveyed 601 women from urban and rural areas of Khartoum state...
  26. ncbi Advanced methods for evaluating the impact of family planning communication programs: evidence from Tanzania and Nepal
    Paul Hutchinson
    Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 37:169-86. 2006
    ..Researchers should, therefore, pay close attention to the results of tests for endogeneity and identification that guide the appropriate use of the different methods...
  27. ncbi The year-long effect of HIV-positive test results on pregnancy intentions, contraceptive use, and pregnancy incidence among Malawian women
    Irving F Hoffman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:477-83. 2008
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  28. ncbi Fourteen million women with limited options: HIV/AIDS and highly effective reversible contraception in sub-Saharan Africa
    Gretchen S Stuart
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7030, USA
    Contraception 80:412-6. 2009
    ..14 million women in sub-Saharan Africa are HIV infected and these women deserve access to evidence-based family planning services. Increasing contraceptive use in HIV-infected women can reduce the numbers of unintended pregnancies and ..
  29. ncbi Pregnancy planning in Sweden--a pilot study among 270 women attending antenatal clinics
    Tanja Tyden
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 90:408-12. 2011
    ..The aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether and how women plan their pregnancies...
  30. ncbi The effects of a communication program on contraceptive ideation and use among young women in northern Nigeria
    Stella Babalola
    Center for Communication Programs, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 111 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 39:211-20. 2008
    ..The findings demonstrate not only the success of the program but also the relevance of incorporating ideation into analytic models assessing the effects of communication campaigns...
  31. ncbi National, regional, and global rates and trends in contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning between 1990 and 2015: a systematic and comprehensive analysis
    Leontine Alkema
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Lancet 381:1642-52. 2013
    ..We estimated and projected indicators of contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning from 1990 to 2015...
  32. ncbi Monitoring contraceptive continuation: links to fertility outcomes and quality of care
    Ann K Blanc
    Blancroft Research International, Columbia, MD 21044, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 33:127-40. 2002
    ..The results imply that as fertility declines, family planning programs would profit from a shift in emphasis from providing methods to new clients toward providing services to reduce discontinuation rates...
  33. ncbi Effects of birth spacing on maternal health: a systematic review
    Agustin Conde-Agudelo
    Centro de Estudios e Investigación en Salud and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:297-308. 2007
    ..Long interpregnancy intervals are independently associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia. Both short and long interpregnancy intervals seem to be related to other adverse maternal outcomes, but more research is needed...
  34. ncbi Contraceptive use: socioeconomic correlates and method choices in rural Bangladesh
    S M Mostafa Kamal
    Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:436-50. 2010
    ..57; CI = 1.28-1.93). The doorstep delivery service of modern methods should be strengthened to further increase effective family planning that is required to reduce the total fertility rate in Bangladesh...
  35. ncbi The effect of community-based reproductive health communication interventions on contraceptive use among young married couples in Bihar, India
    Elkan E Daniel
    Pathfinder International India, New Delhi, India
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 34:189-97. 2008
    ..The PRACHAR Project, an ongoing intervention in Bihar, seeks to increase contraceptive use for delaying and spacing births through communication interventions...
  36. pmc Where there are (few) skilled birth attendants
    Ndola Prata
    Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability, University of California Berkeley, 229 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 6390, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:81-91. 2011
    ..g. misoprostol, family planning, measurement of blood loss, and postpartum care) will increase the chance that women in the lowest economic quintiles will also benefit from global safe motherhood efforts...
  37. ncbi Changes in couples' communication as a result of a male-involvement family planning intervention
    Miriam Hartmann
    Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    J Health Commun 17:802-19. 2012
    ..This study shows that interventions can and should encourage spousal communication and shared decision making, and it provides an effective model for involving men in family-planning use...
  38. pmc Integration of prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections with family planning services: what is the evidence for public health benefits?
    K L Dehne
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 78:628-39. 2000
    ..tasks of STI prevention, such as education for risk reduction and counselling, have been integrated into family planning services much more frequently than the tasks of STI diagnosis and treatment...
  39. ncbi Does discussion of family planning improve knowledge of partner's attitude toward contraceptives?
    Laurie F DeRose
    Department of Sociology and Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 30:87-93. 2004
    ..However, it is not known whether this finding also applies to contexts more typical of Sub-Saharan Africa, where approval is not as high...
  40. ncbi Field experiences integrating family planning into programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV
    Naomi Rutenberg
    Horizons, Washington, DC, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 36:235-45. 2005
    This article reviews field experiences with provision of family planning services in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs in ten countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America...
  41. pmc Unwanted fertility among the poor: an inequity?
    Duff Gillespie
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:100-7. 2007
    ....
  42. pmc HIV infection and fertility preferences in rural Malawi
    SARA YEATMAN
    Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, 1201 5th Street, Suite 280, Campus Box 188, Post Office Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 40:261-76. 2009
    ..Considerable ambivalence remains, nevertheless, particularly among women who strategize to live normal lives in spite of their infection, but whose definitions of "normal" vary...
  43. ncbi Awareness and determinants of family planning practice in Jimma, Ethiopia
    A T Beekle
    Jimma University, School of Nursing, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Int Nurs Rev 53:269-76. 2006
    ..Currently, the country's population is growing at a rate of 3%, one of the highest rates in the world and if it continues unabated, the population will have doubled in 23 years, preventing any gain in the national development effort...
  44. ncbi From effectiveness to impact: contraception as an HIV prevention intervention
    R Wilcher
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 84:ii54-60. 2008
    ..This paper reviews international, country and service delivery level opportunities for and obstacles to translating contraceptive efficacy into interventions that will have an impact on the effectiveness of HIV prevention...
  45. ncbi Implementing the integration of component services for reproductive health
    S H Mayhew
    Reproductive and Sexual Health Programme, Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, UK
    Stud Fam Plann 31:151-62. 2000
    ..sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, with maternal and child health-family planning services--has been implemented...
  46. pmc The costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in Mexico
    Delphine Hu
    Program in Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e750. 2007
    ..S. Although national efforts have been made to improve maternal services in the last decade, it is unclear if Millennium Development Goal 5--to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015--will be met...
  47. ncbi Family planning among HIV positive and negative prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) clients in a resource poor setting in South Africa
    Karl Peltzer
    Social Aspects of HIV AIDS and Health, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 13:973-9. 2009
    ..HIV prevention and family planning must acknowledge the reproductive desires of HIV positive women and men...
  48. pmc Alternative strategies to reduce maternal mortality in India: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Sue J Goldie
    Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000264. 2010
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  49. ncbi Obstacles to contraceptive use in Pakistan: a study in Punjab
    J B Casterline
    Policy Research Division, Population Council, New York, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 32:95-110. 2001
    ..The results confirm the value of taking contraceptive costs seriously, and, in particular, of attempting to measure these costs in empirical research on family planning...
  50. pmc The impact of social franchising on the use of reproductive health and family planning services at public commune health stations in Vietnam
    Anh D Ngo
    Vietnam Evidence for Health Policy Project, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Health Strategy and Policy Institute, 138 Giang Vo Str, Hanoi, Vietnam
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:54. 2010
    ..This study evaluates behavioral outcomes associated with a new approach - the Government Social Franchise (GSF) model - developed to improve RHFP service quality and capacity in Vietnam's commune health stations (CHSs)...
  51. ncbi What is a 'planned' pregnancy? Empirical data from a British study
    Geraldine Barrett
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, Health Promotion Research Unit, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:545-57. 2002
    ....
  52. ncbi Spousal communication and family planning behavior in Navrongo: a longitudinal assessment
    Ayaga A Bawah
    Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 33:185-94. 2002
    ..Results from both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis demonstrate that spousal communication does, indeed, predict contraceptive behavior, even when other factors are controlled...
  53. ncbi Sexual behavior, fertility desires and unmet need for family planning among home-based care clients and caregivers in Kenya
    Donna McCarraher
    Family Health International, Health Services Research, Durham, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1057-65. 2008
    ..The promotion of dual method use is crucial to this population. Besides referring participants to family planning services, CHBC programs need to consider how and if they can meet the family planning and other reproductive ..
  54. ncbi Fertility intentions of HIV-1 infected and uninfected women in Malawi: a longitudinal study
    Frank Taulo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Private Bag 360 Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi
    AIDS Behav 13:20-7. 2009
    ..The overall pregnancy rate after 12 months was 14.9 per 100 person-years and did not differ among 102 HIV uninfected and 100 infected women who became pregnant. HIV infection is a significant predictor of fertility intentions over time...
  55. ncbi Husband-wife survey responses in Malawi
    K Miller
    Department of Sociology, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 32:161-74. 2001
    ..The findings are interpreted in terms of gendered strategies in the interview process...
  56. ncbi Community-level determinants of contraceptive use in the Philippines: a structural analysis
    D S DeGraff
    Department of Economics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011 8947, USA
    Demography 34:385-98. 1997
    ..The results suggest that there are significant effects on fertility behavior of community-level family planning services, labor-conditions, and infrastructure development...
  57. ncbi Barriers to adoption of family planning among women in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
    Jeff K Mathe
    Catholic University of Graben UCG, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Afr J Reprod Health 15:69-77. 2011
    ..Promotion of FP was poor (42%). Training of health workers, advocating modern contraception, improving FP services in all public health facilities and promoting FP on each contact of women is highly recommended in this city...
  58. ncbi Integration of family planning services into HIV care and treatment in Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial
    Daniel Grossman
    aIbis Reproductive Health, Oakland, California bBixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA cKenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya dCenter for AIDS Prevention, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    AIDS 27:S77-85. 2013
    To determine whether integrating family planning services into HIV care is associated with increased use of more effective contraceptive methods (sterilization, intrauterine device, implant, injectable or oral contraceptives).
  59. ncbi The intendedness of pregnancy: a concept in transition
    L V Klerman
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:155-62. 2000
    ....
  60. ncbi The influence of husbands on contraceptive use by Bangladeshi women
    N Kamal
    School of Environmental Science and Management, Independent University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Health Policy Plan 15:43-51. 2000
    ....
  61. pmc The role of community-based health planning and services strategy in involving males in the provision of family planning services: a qualitative study in Southern Ghana
    Philip Baba Adongo
    School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    Reprod Health 10:36. 2013
    ..The study further solicited views of the community on the health status of children...
  62. ncbi Migration and the diffusion of modern contraceptive knowledge and use in rural Guatemala
    David P Lindstrom
    Department of Sociology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 36:277-88. 2005
    ..The findings of significant diffusion effects provide support for recent theories of fertility decline that emphasize the role of social interactions...
  63. ncbi Convergence and divergence in spouses' perspectives on women's autonomy in rural India
    Shireen J Jejeebhoy
    India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
    Stud Fam Plann 33:299-308. 2002
    ..A clear regional divide is seen, net of individual and household characteristics, in the influence of almost every aspect of women's autonomy...
  64. ncbi Men matter: additive and interactive gendered preferences and reproductive behavior in Kenya
    F N Dodoo
    African Population Policy Research Center, New York, NY, USA
    Demography 35:229-42. 1998
    ..Additive and interactive measures of preferences document a significant effect of men's preferences, which may eclipse women's preferences. The implications of these findings are discussed...
  65. ncbi Future trends in contraceptive prevalence and method mix in the developing world
    John Bongaarts
    Policy Research Division, Population Council, New York, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 33:24-36. 2002
    ..The procedure employed by the Futures Group to project method mix was found to be less than optimally designed, and a new methodology is, therefore, proposed...
  66. ncbi High prevalence of unintended pregnancies in HIV-positive women of reproductive age in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective study
    Mr Loutfy
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
    HIV Med 13:107-17. 2012
    ..There is speculation, but there are few data, on the high rates of unintended pregnancies in HIV-positive women. We investigated rates and correlates of unintended pregnancies among HIV-positive women of reproductive age...
  67. ncbi Integrating reproductive planning with primary health care: an exploration among low-income, minority women and men
    Anne Lang Dunlop
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1256 Briarcliff Road NE, Building A, Suite 238, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
    Sex Reprod Healthc 1:37-43. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the acceptability and utility of integrating an assessment of reproductive plans into primary care encounters...
  68. ncbi Disability, space and sexuality: access to family planning services
    P Anderson
    Family Planning Association, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 51:1163-73. 2000
    ..As such, family planning clinics in Northern Ireland represent a landscape of exclusion, denying disabled people access to services and reproducing cultural ideologies concerning disability and sexuality...
  69. ncbi Condom use within marriage: an assessment of changes in South Africa and Uganda
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Care 24:444-50. 2012
    ..Condoms play a role in preventing HIV infection but the challenge is for prevention programs to broaden their focus toward meeting the needs of married and cohabiting couples...
  70. pmc Family planning services quality as a determinant of use of IUD in Egypt
    Rathavuth Hong
    Demographic and Health Research Division, ORC Macro, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:79. 2006
    Both availability and quality of family planning services are believed to have contributed to increasing contraceptive use and declining fertility rates in developing countries...
  71. ncbi Birth intervals, postponement, and fertility decline in Africa: a new type of transition?
    Tom A Moultrie
    Centre for Actuarial Research, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    Popul Stud (Camb) 66:241-58. 2012
    ..Rather, women are postponing births for other reasons. These findings offer empirical support for the idea that the fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa is following a different pattern from that observed elsewhere...
  72. pmc Impact of integrated family planning and HIV care services on contraceptive use and pregnancy outcomes: a retrospective cohort study
    Rose J Kosgei
    United States Agency for International Development Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare Partnership, Eldoret, Kenya
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:e121-6. 2011
    ..To determine the impact of routine care (RC) and integrated family planning (IFP) and HIV care service on family planning (FP) uptake and pregnancy outcomes...
  73. ncbi Use of human rights to meet the unmet need for family planning
    Jane Cottingham
    Lancet 380:172-80. 2012
    ..We underline the crucial importance of accountability of states and identify some of the priorities for making family planning available that are mandated by human rights...
  74. ncbi A fixed formula to define the fertile window of the menstrual cycle as the basis of a simple method of natural family planning
    M Arevalo
    Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    Contraception 60:357-60. 1999
    ..Results suggest that a fixed formula in which days 8-19 of the menstrual cycle are considered to be the fertile window would provide the appropriate basis of a simple, effective, family planning method...
  75. pmc What works in family planning interventions: a systematic review
    Lisa Mwaikambo
    Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 42:67-82. 2011
    ..Program impacts on use of contraceptives and use of family planning services were less consistently found, and fewer than half of the studies that measured fertility or pregnancy-..
  76. ncbi Safeguarding maternal and newborn health: improving the quality of postnatal care in Kenya
    Charlotte Warren
    Population Council, General Accident Insurance House, Ralph Bunche Road, PO Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:24-30. 2010
    ..To assess changes in the quality of care following the introduction of a new postnatal package...
  77. ncbi Feasibility and effectiveness of integrating provider-initiated testing and counselling within family planning services in Kenya
    Wilson Liambila
    Population Council, P O Box 17643 00500, Nairobi, Kenya
    AIDS 23:S115-21. 2009
    ..To assess an intervention for increasing access to and use of HIV testing among family planning clients through provider-initiated testing and counselling for HIV...
  78. ncbi Critical gaps in universal access to reproductive health: contraception and prevention of unsafe abortion
    Kelly R Culwell
    International Planned Parenthood Federation, Central Office, London, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 110:S13-6. 2010
    ....
  79. ncbi Reproductive health and the Millennium Development Goals: the missing link
    Barbara Crossette
    Stud Fam Plann 36:71-9. 2005
    ....
  80. ncbi Targeting women at risk of unintended pregnancy in Ghana: Should geography matter?
    Fiifi Amoako Johnson
    University of Southampton, Highfield, United Kingdom
    Sex Reprod Healthc 2:29-35. 2011
    ..Communities, therefore, can be used as units for targeting services aimed at increasing coverage of contraceptive commodities...
  81. ncbi Fertility preferences and the need for contraception among women living with HIV: the basis for a joint action agenda
    Kiersten B Johnson
    ICF Macro MEASURE DHS, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
    AIDS 23:S7-S17. 2009
    ..This study seeks to demonstrate the degree to which knowledge of one's own serostatus is associated with fertility preferences and contraceptive demand and use...
  82. ncbi Introducing the standard days method: expanding family planning options in Rwanda
    Caroline Blair
    Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 11:60-8. 2007
    ..The method attracts couples who are new to family planning, and is a valuable addition to the method mix offered in Rwanda...
  83. ncbi Saving maternal lives in resource-poor settings: facing reality
    Ndola Prata
    Bixby Program in Population, Family Planning, and Maternal Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, United States
    Health Policy 89:131-48. 2009
    ..Evaluate safe-motherhood interventions suitable for resource-poor settings that can be implemented with current resources...
  84. ncbi Pregnancy desires, and contraceptive knowledge and use among prevention of mother-to-child transmission clients in Rwanda
    Batya Elul
    International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th Street, Room 1132, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS 23:S19-26. 2009
    ..To understand pregnancy intentions and contraception knowledge and use among HIV-positive and negative women in the national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in Rwanda...
  85. ncbi A survey to assess knowledge and acceptability of the intrauterine device in the Family Planning Services in Cape Town, South Africa
    Shelsley van Zijl
    Reproductive Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 36:73-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and acceptability of IUDs among clients and providers in our family planning services and to attempt to identify barriers to use.
  86. ncbi Unmet need for contraception in Kuwait: issues for health care providers
    Makhdoom A Shah
    Department of Health Information Administration, and Vice Dean Academic Affairs, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing, Kuwait University, P O Box 31470, Sulaibikhat 90805, Kuwait
    Soc Sci Med 59:1573-80. 2004
    ..Issues for health care providers are discussed and family planning counseling is recommended for higher risk older women with unmet need...
  87. ncbi Fertility desires and infection with the HIV: results from a survey in rural Uganda
    Jennifer Heys
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    AIDS 23:S37-45. 2009
    ..To determine how a positive HIV diagnosis influences fertility desires and reproductive decisions for women and men living in western Uganda...
  88. ncbi Integrated perinatal health framework. A multiple determinants model with a life span approach
    Dawn P Misra
    Women s and Children s Health Policy Center, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:65-75. 2003
    ..A new approach is needed if we are to achieve improvements in perinatal health...
  89. ncbi Paying for reproductive health services in Bangladesh: intersections between cost, quality and culture
    Sidney Ruth Schuler
    JSI Research and Training Institute, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
    Health Policy Plan 17:273-80. 2002
    ..Attitudes related to charging and paying for services must also change, along with the institutional policies and practices that support them...
  90. ncbi The measurement and meaning of unintended pregnancy
    John Santelli
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 35:94-101. 2003
  91. ncbi The impact of the family planning supply environment on contraceptive intentions and use in Morocco
    R J Magnani
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 30:120-32. 1999
    ..However, few prior studies have quantified the magnitude of this facilitating or enabling effect of family planning services, given existing demand for contraception...
  92. ncbi Setting priorities for safe motherhood interventions in resource-scarce settings
    Ndola Prata
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 6390, USA
    Health Policy 94:1-13. 2010
    ..Guide policy-makers in prioritizing safe motherhood interventions...
  93. pmc Inequity and unwanted fertility in developing countries
    Iqbal H Shah
    Bull World Health Organ 85:86. 2007
  94. pmc Contraceptive use and the poor: a matter of choice?
    Duff Gillespie
    Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    PLoS Med 4:e49. 2007
  95. ncbi Revisiting community-based distribution programs: are they still needed?
    Ndola Prata
    Bixby Program in Population, Family Planning and Maternal Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 1690, USA
    Contraception 72:402-7. 2005
    ....
  96. pmc The theoretical and political framing of the population factor in development
    Martha Campbell
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:3101-13. 2009
    ..Once it is understood that fertility can be lowered by purely voluntary means, comfort with talking about the population factor in development will rise...
  97. ncbi Contraceptive use by women in Accra, Ghana: results from the 2003 Accra Women's Health Survey
    Richard M K Adanu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
    Afr J Reprod Health 13:123-33. 2009
    ..Education about family planning and the effects of having large families should be integrated into the school curriculum. Ghanaian health workers need to be active in promoting the use of modern contraceptive methods...
  98. pmc Spectrum: a model platform for linking maternal and child survival interventions with AIDS, family planning and demographic projections
    John Stover
    Futures Institute, 41 A New London Tpke, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i7-10. 2010
    ..A typical LiST application uses three other modules in Spectrum addressing demography, family planning and HIV/AIDS...
  99. ncbi Can family planning programs reduce high desired family size in Sub-Saharan Africa?
    John Bongaarts
    Population Council, New York, USA
    Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health 37:209-16. 2011
    ..Although some declines have occurred, the average total fertility rate in 2005-2010 exceeded 5.1 births per woman-more than double the levels observed in Asia and Latin America...
  100. ncbi Service delivery characteristics associated with contraceptive use among youth clients in integrated voluntary counseling and HIV testing clinics in Kenya
    Joy Noel Baumgartner
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Care 24:1290-301. 2012
    ..Results are likely a reflection of suboptimal integrated services. The clinics were serving youth with unmet contraceptive need and therefore integrated services should be strengthened overall to ensure no missed opportunities...
  101. ncbi Greater than expected fertility decline in Ghana: untangling a puzzle
    Ann K Blanc
    Blancroft Research International, Columbia, Maryland, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 34:475-95. 2002
    ....

Research Grants63

  1. Iowa PRAMS Surveillance Program
    Gretchen Hageman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..prevalence of perinatal depression, domestic violence, reproductive coercion, and determine barriers to family planning services. Methods: The Iowa PRAMS project employs a mixed model approach for data collection as recommended by the ..
  2. Gender Equity-Focused, Male-Centered Family Planning for Rural India
    Niranjan Saggurti; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Major impediments to these young wives'acquisition of family planning services include high male partner control over reproductive decision-making, low mobility, and very low access to ..
  3. Sterilization Patterns In the United States
    Mieke C W Eeckhaut; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S. contraceptive sterilization, informing general policies and family planning programs addressing these differentials. ..
  4. Family Planning & Preconception HIV testing
    LINDA E HOCK LONG; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition, two clinicians who have successfully integrated family planning services at their respective Philadelphia HIV clinics will serve as clinical consultants...
  5. Consequences of Unwanted Childbearing for Women and Children
    Michelle J Hindin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  6. Social Context and Fertility: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Survey Development
    JESSICA DIANE GIPSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Gipson's transition to an independent social science and public health investigator. ..
  7. Long Term Effects of Infant Wantedness
    David M Bishai; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Enthusiasm for spending on family planning services for the poor is diminished for some policymakers by ambiguity over whether family planning is just a life ..
  8. Long-term Effects of Health and Development Interventions in Rural Bangladesh
    JANE A MENKEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The study will inform evidence-based public health policy and strategies to improve health. ..
  9. A pharmacokinetic evaluation of levonorgestrel implant and antiretroviral therapy
    Kimberly K Scarsi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Family planning services, including hormone contraceptives, are critical for HIV-infected women, in whom prevention of unintended pregnancy not only decreases maternal and child mortality, but also ..
  10. Development of a Decision Support Tool for Contraception
    Christine Dehlendorf; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..computerized contraceptive decision support tool for use in waiting rooms of clinics providing family planning services (Aim 3);and pilot testing of this tool in four clinics (Aim 4)...
  11. The Effects of Childhood Health Interventions on Human Capital Development
    Tania Barham; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed research overcomes methodological issues that have hampered pervious research by examining the cognitive functioning of 6-19 year olds who were part of a quasi-randomly placed experiment. ..
  12. Fertility &Disadvantage Among Low-Income Adults: A Mixed Methods Approach
    Diana Romero; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..primary mentor Carolyn Westhoff, MD, MPH (reproductive health and epidemiologic research, community-based family planning services for Latino populations), and co- mentor Constance Nathanson, PhD (adolescent/adult women's ..
  13. Community-based Family Planning Intervention to Reduce Partner Violence
    Elizabeth Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..e., receiving standard-of-care family planning services)...
  14. Examining family planning (FP) service availability for and the knowledge, attitu
    SANDRA KRAUSE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The research questions to be addressed are: 1) To what extent are family planning services available for adolescents in humanitarian settings;and 2) What are adolescent knowledge, attitudes and ..
  15. School-based Health Clinics: Effects on Youth and Young Adult Sexual Behavior
    Melina Bersamin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..School-based health clinics with a family planning component (SBHC-FPCs) may promote the use of family planning services as they (1) are embedded within schools, the only public institution with the capacity to reach a ..
  16. COOPERATIVE MULTICENTER REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE NETWORK
    Sandra Carson; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ....
  17. INITIATING CONTRACEPTION IN AN STD CLINIC SETTING
    Judith Shlay; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..an STD clinic followed by facilitated transition to existing primary health care facilities for ongoing family planning services. The purpose of this study is to explore such a model, and, rather than creating a parallel structure of ..
  18. DEMOGRAPHIC IMPACT OF FAMILY PLANNING
    ELWOOD CARLSON; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Family Planning Programs and the Health and Fertility of US Women, 1960-1980
    MARTHA JANE BAILEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To compile, encode, link and disseminate the most comprehensive dataset on annual federal investments in family planning services from 1964 to 1980;fertility rates by race and county from 1950 to 1980;and maternal and infant health ..
  20. HOME SCREENING FOR CHLAMYDIA SURVEILLANCE
    Roberta Ness; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Women aged 14-29 with documented C. trachomatis cervicitis will be enrolled from family planning services, STD clinics, adolescent clinics and gynecology clinics in Pennsylvania and South Carolina...
  21. COUPLES FERTILITY PREFERENCES AND CONTRACEPTIVE USE
    Stan Becker; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..For a wide variety of settings this study will provide the first international comparative examination of couples using standardized questions, interview procedures and statistical techniques. ..
  22. CONTRACEPTIVE DYNAMICS AND PROGRAM EFFECTS
    JACOB KLERMAN; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This simulation model is used to derive insights about the effects of considering contraceptive dynamics on the optimal allocation of family planning program effort. ..
  23. SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
    Susan Watkins; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..husbands' social networks, the sensitivity of estimates to alternative representations of network characteristics and estimation methods, and some aspects of social learning as opposed to social influence. ..
  24. New model for describing and projecting adult mortality
    John Bongaarts; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4) Test the new projection method by comparing its results with projections produced by the Lee-Carter procedure. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. Clinical Research in Human Fertility
    Joseph Stanford; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Standford to develop his skills and gain the expertise needed to accomplish his goals. ..
  26. Community Influences on Young People's HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices
    Robert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Community factors shaping the sexual behavior of males
    Robert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Effects of Employment on Fertility after the First Birth
    SARAH HAYFORD; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  29. Sexual Behavior, Sexual Networks and STDs in China
    GIOVANNA MERLI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  30. A Panel Study of Quit Smoking Processes in Low-SES Women
    Clara Manfredi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will repeat the analyses with the two merged data sets, to assess the individual and area SES effects on smoking cessation processes on a total sample with greater variation on these variables. ..
  31. Preventing Postpartum Depression in Adolescent Mothers
    Maureen Phipps; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Findings from this study will have important implications for preventing significant morbidity in adolescent mothers and their children. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. Identifying Services Changes to Improve Contraceptive U*
    Jennifer Frost; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..By identifying gaps in knowledge and effective intervention models, it will also stimulate new research and intervention development and evaluation. ..
  33. A Structural Intervention to Enhance Female Condom Use
    Theresa Exner; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If effective, the intervention program, integrated into an existing statewide public health infrastructure, could serve as a model for the promotion of the FC as well as for emerging prevention. ..
  34. Providers' perceptions of the diaphragm in Southern Afr*
    Cynthia Harper; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..As the diaphragm effectiveness results become available, data from this proposed study will position us to design counseling interventions and to address provider education and training needs. ..
  35. INCREASING DUAL PROTECTION IN LOW INCOME MINORITY WOMEN
    Theresa Exner; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Interview data also will be used to evaluate the determinants of DP and mediators of intervention efficacy; analyses will examine the role of confounding and mediating variables using generalized estimating equations. ..
  36. Conspiracies, Perceived Discrimination & Sexual Behavior
    Sheryl Thorburn; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Findings from this study will inform efforts to prevent HIV and other STDs, as well as unintended pregnancy, among African Americans nationally. ..
  37. SMOKING CONTROL IN MCH CLINICS:DISSEMINATION STRATEGIES
    Clara Manfredi; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Cost/effectiveness analysis will be conducted relative to the effect of the dissemination strategies in producing better: a) program implementation, and b) smoking cessation outcomes. ..
  38. Reproductive Health Intervention for Teen Girls with DM
    Denise Charron Prochownik; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Thus setting new standards of practice, focusing on empowering teens with DM to make informed choices, and potentially improving their reproductive health and the health of their future children. ..
  39. Partner Specific Factors in Adolescent Behavior
    Cynthia Rosengard; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This program of research will be conducted with the guidance of a multidisciplinary and experienced team including adolescent health, medical, and behavioral health researchers. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Estimation of Unwanted Fertility
    JOHN CASTERLINE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. Spatial Epidemiology of Syphilis and Gonorrhea in North Carolina
    William C Miller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Furthermore, we will obtain critical, new information regarding STI epidemiology in southeastern U.S., a region with disproportionate burden of these infections. ..
  42. CENTER FOR STUDY OF GROWTH REGULATION IN HUMAN PREGNANCY
    Patrick Catalano; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. PDE3 Inhibitors: Selective Blockers of Oocyte Maturation
    Jeffrey Jensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This approach is expected to provide a foundation for future Phase 1 trials of PDE3 inhibitors in humans. ..
  44. A Community Study of Infertility in Northern Tanzania
    Ulla Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A basic protocol for the recommended treatment of infertility will be developed. 6. To analyze the social implications of infertility. 7. To assess the demographic implications of infertility. ..
  45. Computerized PAINRelievelt for Adult Sickle Cell Disease
    Diana Wilkie; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Findings will guide large-scale implementation of this innovation in SC care throughout the USA. ..
  46. Men's Migration and Women's HIV/AIDS Risks in Mozambique
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..They will also provide invaluable information for interventions aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS risks among rural African women. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  47. Familias En Accion: Educating & Changing Communities
    Patricia Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This collaboration between the nurse-researcher, the multidisciplinary research team, and the targeted community provides an important venue for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and praxis in a Mexican-American community. ..
  48. Life Skills Curriculum as an HIV/STD Prevention Strategy
    Susan Pick; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Qualitative measures will also be used to assess perceived impact and impressions of curriculum among both teachers and students, providing the basis for widespread dissemination among government officials in Mexico. ..
  49. The Online Health Literacy of Older Adults
    Dina Borzekowski; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results can advance how individuals are trained to effectively use this medium, as well as inform the ways in which providers and other health care professionals communicate health messages through the Internet. ..
  50. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Providers by Cancer Patients
    Paula Diehr; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will increase the understanding of the role CAM should play in providing supportive care for cancer patients. ..
  51. Oral Contraceptive Use along the US-Mexico Border
    JOSEPH POTTER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Additionally, it will add substantially to the slim literature on the increasingly important area of Hispanic fertility and contraceptive practice. ..
  52. MIGRATION, CONTRACEPTION, AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
    Barbara Entwisle; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Prosposed statistical techniques take account of selectivity and patterns of clustering ..
  53. Effects of Adrenal and Gonadal HR in Young Women with AN
    Catherine M Gordon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Specific Aim 2: To determine whether combined therapy with adrenal and gonadal steroid replacement changes bone structure to increase strength compared to placebo, as assessed through cross-sectional geometric analysis of DXA data. ..
  54. HIV/AIDS Training, Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Centers (HATTIE)
    JOSEFINA CARD; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..teach employees to use the Internet and other electronic information systems to apply data and information to public health practice." [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. STRUCTURE/FUNCTION OF ZONA PELLUCIDA GLYCOPROTEINS
    DAULAT TULSIANI; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  56. Effectiveness of Nurse Home Contraceptive Dispensing
    Alan Melnick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Industry-Sponsored Research Contracts:An Empirical Study
    Michelle Mello; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The data will be analyzed descriptively and with chi-squared tests and regression analysis. ..
  58. Partner Violence Norms and HIV Risk-Taking Among Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Ilene Speizer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The information from this study can be used to make recommendations on strategies to reduce youth violence risk with the underlying objective of strengthening HIV prevention programs for youth. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. A Biosocial Study of Childhood Disability
    DAPHNE BUGENTAL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, we will study the benefits of an attribution-based home visitation program for new parents of "challenged" children as a means of reducing risk and fostering opportunity. ..