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Tuesday, November 19 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Session 75
Unmet Need and Demand for Family Planning- Measurement and Conceptual Issues

Chair: Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

1. Contraceptives Method Use, Discontinuation and Failure Rates and Their Determinants in Poor Urban Settings in Ghana: An Analysis Using Data from Kumasi in Southern GhanaAyaga Bawah, Regional Institute for Population Studies; Patrick Asuming, University of Ghana; Elizabeth G. Henry , Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Caesar Agula, University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies; Charles Asabere, University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies; Ryoko Sato, Harvard School of Public Health; David Canning, Harvard University; Iqbal Shah, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

2. The Demand for Birth Control: Trends and Regional PatternsJohn B. Casterline, The Ohio State University; Chenyao Zhang, The Ohio State University; Jason R. Thomas, The Ohio State University.

3. The Impact of Local Supply of Popular Contraceptives on Women’s Unmet Need for Family PlanningDevon Kristiansen, Minnesota Population Center; Elizabeth Boyle, University of Minnesota; Joseph Svec, Iowa State University.

4. Women’s Decision-Making regarding Birth Planning in a Rural Site in Kenya and Its Implications for Family Planning ProgramsFrancis Obare, Population Council; George Odwe, Population Council ; John G. Cleland, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

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