The latest issue of Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) is rich with articles on a wide variety of topics related to family planning. GHSP is a no-fee, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published quarterly by K4Health – based at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs – with support from USAID.
Among the issue’s highlights:
- A call to extend the duration of effectiveness of the contraceptive implant Implanon and the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for two years beyond their current product labels
- Updated modeling results evaluating the possible increased risk of HIV with progestin-only injectable contraceptives as compared to increased maternal mortality if these injectables were no longer available
- An inside look at WHO’s experience with developing guidelines on the use of progestin-only injectable contraceptives among women at risk of HIV
- A review of what works to prevent unintended, rapid repeat pregnancies among adolescents
- An analysis of factors contributing to post-abortion contraceptive use by young women in 10 countries