Addressing Gender Issues in Postpartum Family Planning Services

Gender-related values and traditions affect the ability of women and their partners to access and utilize quality family planning services.

This technical brief discusses the gender-related factors that influence PPFP uptake and how they should be addressed, including male partners, mothers-in-law, and other actors in PPFP decision-making; the specific needs of girls; and fear of gender-based violence. Clear recommendations for how to integrate gender into PPFP services are included.

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Report Author(s): 
Caitlyn Lutfy, Taroub Faramand, Megan Ivankovich, Elizabeth Romanoff Silva, and Kathryn Krueger
Organization(s): 
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
ASSIST publication: 
ASSIST publication
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