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Family Planning: A Challenge for Adolescent Girls

By: Angeline Makore, Women Deliver Young Leader; Originally posted on: K4Health

The issue of family planning has been an enormous challenge for ordinary African girls. In most instances, this is due to a lack of adequate and medically accurate information on sexual and reproductive health, youth-friendly services, family support services, and affordability. A typical example of this is Ruva. Read More...

Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal

By Bocar Mamadou Daff; Originally Posted on Family Planning 2020

A 2011 public health survey in Senegal revealed a startling discrepancy:  43 percent of married Senegalese women told researchers that they wanted to avoid or postpone pregnancy.  Yet only 12 percent of women were actually using contraception. Read More...

Not All Stockouts Are Created Equal

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver 

A stockout is an event that causes inventory to be exhausted. It can be caused by shortage from a supplier, defective shelf replenishment practices, and many other causes. They are quite common in low- and middle income countries, so much so that most residents of these places have adapted to the occurrence. But what happens when you have a stockout of something that is absolutely irreplaceable? Something like, contraceptives. Read More...

 

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