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Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Contraceptive Security Brief: Engaging Service Delivery Providers in Contraceptive Security

Citation

Kirtley, Shona & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2011). Women’s Health—What’s New Worldwide: Contraceptive Security Brief: Engaging Service Delivery Providers in Contraceptive Security. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 118(6), 771-773.

Abstract

This security brief, produced by the US Agency for International Development, aims to both highlight the importance of contraceptive service providers and to identify areas within health services where the role of contraceptive service providers could be strengthened. The briefing defines contraceptive security as having been achieved ‘when every person is able to choose, obtain and use quality contraceptives whenever needed’. Four key areas for improvement are discussed together with suggested opportunities for change: capacity at service delivery points; leadership and engagement; contraceptive choice; and ‘whole market’ coordination and collaboration. The briefing concludes by emphasising the importance of a shared commitment to engaging providers, clinicians and community health workers in the provision of contraceptive services to ensure constant product availability wherever and whenever people require it.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.02991.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2011

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Kirtley, Shona
Thorp, John M., Jr.