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Return to sexual activity and modern family planning use in the extended postpartum period: an analysis of findings from seventeen countries.
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PMID:  21812200     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Unintended pregnancies can lead to poor maternal and child health outcomes. Family planning use during the first year postpartum has the potential to significantly reduce at least some of these unintended pregnancies. This paper examines the relationship of menses return, breastfeeding status, and postpartum duration on return to sexual activity and use of modern family planning among postpartum women. This paper presents results from a secondary data analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys from 17 countries. For postpartum women, the return of menses, breastfeeding status, and postpartum duration are significantly associated with return to sexual activity in at least 10 out of the 17 countries but not consistently associated with family planning use. Only menses return had a significant association with use of modern family planning in the majority of countries. These findings point to the importance of education about pregnancy risk prior to menses return.
Authors:
Maria R Borda; William Winfrey; Catharine McKaig
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Futures Group, Washington DC, USA. mborda@mmconsult.net
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