Tuesday, November 19 / 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Theatre Hall

Session 27
Family Planning: Policy and Practice

Chair: Anastasia J. Gage, Tulane University
Discussant: Jacob Adetunji, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

1. Enabling and Hindering Factors of Health Surveillance Assistants’ Roles in the Provision of Contraceptive Services in Mangochi, MalawiHelena de Kat, Amref Health Africa Tanzania; Maryse Kok, Researcher; Madalitso Tolani, Amref Health Africa in Malawi; Twambilire Mwabungulu, Amref Health Africa Tanzania; Arnold Munthali, Amref Health Africa Tanzania; Benedict Chinsakaso, Amref Health Africa Tanzania.

2. Components of Contraceptive Counselling Postpartum Women Receive during Antenatal and Postnatal Health Care Services: A Qualitative ApproachDesmond Klu, Institute of Health Research, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana.

3. Experiences and Care-Seeking Patterns for Menstrual Bleeding Irregularities among Current and Past Users of Injectables and Implants in Rural KenyaGeorge Odwe, Population Council ; Francis Obare, Population Council; John G. Cleland, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

4. Are Women in Lomé Getting Their Desired Methods of Contraception? Understanding Provider Bias from Restrictions to ChoiceElizabeth Pleasants, University of California, Berkeley; Tekou Bléwussi Koffi, Centre d'Evaluation et de Recherche Apliquée (CERA); Karen Weidert, University of California, Berkeley; Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley.

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