What's New in STEP UP
New Publication: The India Country Profile is now available. This thorough examination of unintended pregnancy and safe abortion revealed that, although India has long had a nationwide family planning programme, it still faces rising rates of unmet need for family planning, and a dearth of data on rates of safe abortion.
New Publication: The Senegal Country Profile (in French) is now available. This in-depth analysis of unintended pregnancy and unmet need in Senegal is an important resource for researchers, health care providers, and programme managers of current and future family planning programs in this country.
New Publication: STEP UP has brought together experts in modeling and estimating the impacts of contraceptive use on outcomes such as unintended pregnancy, abortion and infant/child and maternal deaths. The meeting worked to streamline the multiple methodologies that exist for estimating these impacts, and has released a concept note to aid decision-makers and managers.
What's New in Unintended Pregnancy
Dr. Anrudh K. Jain of the Population Council has published a blog post on Champions4Choice that examines the "Leaking Bucket Phenomenon" in family planning, highlighting the importance of addressing contraceptive discontinuation as a key strategy for reducing unmet need and attaining the FP2020 goals.
Special edition journal: The newest edition of Studies in Family Planning, entitled "Unmet Need for Family Planning," is a special issue that includes a comprehensive introduction to the topic of unmet need. The issue features ten articles (including several from STEP UP authors) representing updated versions of papers presented at the 2013 IUSSP Conference in Nanyuki, Kenya.
Call for Proposals: The Reproduction Health Supplies Coalition is seeking proposals for its new and improved Innovation Fund, an initiative dedicated to helping people access and use affordable and quality sexual and reproductive health supplies. The deadline for proposal submissions was 1 September 2014.
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