New health resource to improve access to family planning for women after childbirth

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Closely-spaced and unintended pregnancies are a health risk to both mother and child: spacing pregnancies at least 2 years apart can avert 10% of infant deaths and about 1 in 5 deaths in children aged 1 to 4.

Launched at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, “Programming strategies for postpartum family planning” provides interventions at all levels of health care to expand access to scientifically-sound family planning methods for new mothers.

Source: World Health Organization (link opens in a new window)

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