Missed opportunities for family planning: an analysis of pregnancy risk and contraceptive method use among postpartum women in 21 low- and middle-income countries

Publish Date: July 2015
Author: Zhuzhi Moore, Anne Pfitzer, Rehana Gubin, Elaine Charurat, Leah Elliott and Trevor Croft
Language: English

Using recent, multicountry data for women within two years postpartum in low- and middle-income countries, this article updates existing estimates of high prospective unmet need for family planning. The authors also present a new composite pregnancy risk analysis based on postpartum women’s actual practices to demonstrate the magnitude of missed opportunities for programmatic intervention for the postpartum population.

The open access article, attached here, can also be found on the Contraception Journal website.

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