Is 'planning' missing from our family planning services?

dc.contributor.authorCrede, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Jane
dc.contributor.authorConstant, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorHoke, Theresa Hatzell
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Mackenzie
dc.contributor.authorMoodley, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-23T14:12:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-23T14:12:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.updated2016-01-08T09:51:41Z
dc.description.abstractThe role of family planning in achieving the Millennium Development Goals is well recognised. The benefits of family planning, in developing countries in particular, extend beyond decreasing fertility and include poverty reduction, improved health for both mother and child, the promotion of gender equality by increasing women's opportunities beyond reproductive and domestic activities, and environmental sustainability. In addition, prevention of undesired pregnancies among HIV-positive women by eliminating unmet need for contraception is a highly cost-effective means of preventing mother-to-child transmission. In South Africa, free contraceptives are available at public sector health care facilities, and contraception use is high: an estimated 65% of sexually active women use a method.3 The method mix comprises predominantly short-acting methods - primarily injectable contraceptives. Long-acting contraceptives, such as the intra-uterine device (IUD), are highly effective among typical users owing to consistency of function, yet are underutilised in South Africa's public sector facilities. Of importance, especially in South Africa's high HIVprevalent setting, is that the IUD can be safely used on clinically well HIV-positive women. The 2004 Demographic and Health Survey showed that 10% of sexually active women were sterilised, while less than 1% of women were using the IUD. In preparation for an intervention aimed at improving contraceptive options, including long-acting and permanent methods (LAPM), for all postpartum women, we assessed women's knowledge and attitudes to LAPM. We report on findings from our baseline survey, which have prompted the question: Where is the 'planning' in family planning services?
dc.identifier.apacitationCrede, S., Harries, J., Constant, D., Hoke, T. H., Green, M., & Moodley, J. (2010). Is 'planning' missing from our family planning services?. <i>South African Medical Journal</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24390en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationCrede, Sarah, Jane Harries, Deborah Constant, Theresa Hatzell Hoke, Mackenzie Green, and Jennifer Moodley "Is 'planning' missing from our family planning services?." <i>South African Medical Journal</i> (2010) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24390en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationCrede, S., Harries, J., Constant, D., Hoke, T. H., Green, M., & Moodley, J. (2010). Is' planning'missing from our family planning services?. SAMJ: South African Medical Journal, 100(9), 579-580.
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Crede, Sarah AU - Harries, Jane AU - Constant, Deborah AU - Hoke, Theresa Hatzell AU - Green, Mackenzie AU - Moodley, Jennifer AB - The role of family planning in achieving the Millennium Development Goals is well recognised. The benefits of family planning, in developing countries in particular, extend beyond decreasing fertility and include poverty reduction, improved health for both mother and child, the promotion of gender equality by increasing women's opportunities beyond reproductive and domestic activities, and environmental sustainability. In addition, prevention of undesired pregnancies among HIV-positive women by eliminating unmet need for contraception is a highly cost-effective means of preventing mother-to-child transmission. In South Africa, free contraceptives are available at public sector health care facilities, and contraception use is high: an estimated 65% of sexually active women use a method.3 The method mix comprises predominantly short-acting methods - primarily injectable contraceptives. Long-acting contraceptives, such as the intra-uterine device (IUD), are highly effective among typical users owing to consistency of function, yet are underutilised in South Africa's public sector facilities. Of importance, especially in South Africa's high HIVprevalent setting, is that the IUD can be safely used on clinically well HIV-positive women. The 2004 Demographic and Health Survey showed that 10% of sexually active women were sterilised, while less than 1% of women were using the IUD. In preparation for an intervention aimed at improving contraceptive options, including long-acting and permanent methods (LAPM), for all postpartum women, we assessed women's knowledge and attitudes to LAPM. We report on findings from our baseline survey, which have prompted the question: Where is the 'planning' in family planning services? DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Medical Journal LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Is 'planning' missing from our family planning services? TI - Is 'planning' missing from our family planning services? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24390 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/24390
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationCrede S, Harries J, Constant D, Hoke TH, Green M, Moodley J. Is 'planning' missing from our family planning services?. South African Medical Journal. 2010; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24390.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry and Mental Healthen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Health Sciencesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceSouth African Medical Journal
dc.source.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj
dc.titleIs 'planning' missing from our family planning services?
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