What's New in STEP UP
Upcoming STEP UP event: Together with UNESCO, UNFPA, and the Ford Foundation, STEP UP is co-hosting a global consultation on early and unintended pregnancy in Johannesburg, South Africa, 4–6 November 2014. This meeting will review evidence on EUP and ensuring women and girls’ right to education, explore promising policy and program responses, and define core elements of global guidance and context-specific priority actions for the education sector.
New publication: STEP UP partner Population Council has a new journal article in African Population Studies, "Family planning counselling and use among clients seeking abortion services in private health facilities in Kenya." This article highlights that although the majority of abortion clients had used family planning before, they were typically short-acting methods; however, most of those who received counseling during their abortion visit chose to switch to long-term methods.
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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