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The power of counseling: Changing maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and family planning practices in Dhamar, Yemen

Journal Article
(Published December, 2018)
Mohamed Assabri, A. (Author),
Cooper, C.M. (Author),
Al-Gendari, K.A. (Author),
Pfitzer, A. (Author),
Galloway, R. (Author)
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Using qualitative methods, this study determines current maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) practices and how practices can be improved with counseling. Mothers and couples were able to attempt and adopt new practices after only one counseling visit, except consuming meat daily due to cost, and adopting contraception, which was challenging due to health system constraints. Most appreciated receiving information, reported positive experiences, and said they would continue practices. It is possible to improve these practices through counseling, although some systems factors should be addressed.

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Mohamed Assabri A, Cooper CM, Al-Gendari KA, Pfitzer A, Galloway R. The power of counseling: Changing maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and family planning practices in Dhamar, Yemen. Health Care Women Int. 2018:1-23