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Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health; Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)


Since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving an increasing number of requests from country programs for strategies to create or strengthen voluntary family planning programs for women in the first year after childbirth. During this extended postpartum period, 95% of women in low- and middle-income countries want to avoid a pregnancy within the next 2 years, but 70% are not using contraception.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

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Global Health: Science and Practice

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