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Postpartum Family Planning During Sociopolitical Transition: Findings from an IntegratedCommunity-Based Program in Egypt

Journal Article
(Published October, 2016)
Cooper, C.M. (Author),
Charurat, E. (Author),
El-Adawi, I. (Author),
Kim, Y.M. (Author),
Emerson, M.R. (Author),
Zaki, W. (Author),
Schuster, A. (Author)
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Limited information exists on postpartum family planning and implementation of integrated reproductive and maternal and child health programs in countries experiencing sociopolitical transition.  A quasi-experimental evaluation of an integrated reproductive and maternal and child health program implemented in selected sites in Upper and Lower Egypt was conducted between 2012 and 2014. Preintervention and postintervention household surveys were conducted among 12,454 women in intervention sites and nonintervention comparison sites who at survey had a child younger than 24 months.  Study findings demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of an integrated reproductive and maternal and child health program implemented in a changing sociopolitical context. Revitalized efforts to bolster family planning within the country are needed to avert further losses and spark a return to positive trends.

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Cooper CM, Charurat E, El-Adawi I, Kim YM, Emerson MR, Zaki W, et al. Postpartum family planning during sociopolitical transition: findings from an integrated community-based program in Egypt. FY17 International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health. 2016;42(2):10