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Family planning for new mothers in the Philippines
|Title:||Family planning for new mothers in the Philippines|
Westley, Sidney B.
|LC Subject Headings:||Birth control - Philippines|
Contraception - Philippines
Postnatal care - Philippines
|Publisher:||Honolulu: East-West Center|
|Series/Report no.:||Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 47|
|Abstract:||When a mother becomes pregnant too soon after giving birth, she places her own health and that of her children at risk. To reduce this risk, the months right after childbirth are a critical time for women to begin, or to resume, using family planning. A recent survey in the Philippines indicates that only 7 percent of women who visit a health facility for postpartum care accept a family planning method in the first six months after childbirth. Many providers do not have a good understanding of when new mothers should begin using contraception or what methods are appropriate for women who have recently given birth.|
|Description:||For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/|
|Appears in Collections:||Asia-Pacific Population & Policy|
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