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Family planning for new mothers in the Philippines

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Title: Family planning for new mothers in the Philippines
Authors: Kantner, Andrew
Westley, Sidney B.
LC Subject Headings: Birth control - Philippines
Contraception - Philippines
Postnatal care - Philippines
Issue Date: 1998
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.
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0891-6683
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population & Policy

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