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WHO launches strategy to improve family planning in postpartum

Goal is that women receive information and access to contraception to prevent another pregnancy before two years

 
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Spacing of at least two years between two pregnancies can prevent 10% of infant deaths
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Spacing of at least two years between two pregnancies can prevent 10% of infant deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched an initiative to improve women's access to family planning after they have given birth and during the first year of motherhood.

According to the agency, the tool called "Acesso Completo ao Planejamento Familiar Pós-Parto" provides health care interventions at all levels.

Presented on Wednesday (13), in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), the resource aims to increase access to measures for new mothers through scientifically proven methods.

The agency notes that there are risks to the health of mothers and babies due to the short time between the times in which they become pregnant or if pregnancy occurs at a time when unwanted.

Study on Demographic and Health Surveys in 27 developing countries shows that 95% of young women want to avoid pregnancy for at least two years after delivery. However, nearly seven in ten do not use any method of contraception.

Ethiopia is highlighted similar analysis by having eight out of 10 women using no contraception after having a child

According to WHO, a spacing of at least two years between two pregnancies can prevent 10% of infant deaths, and about one in five cases of deaths of children between one and four years old.

The main targets of the new feature are managers of health programs and responsible for creating policies for the sector. One of the main actions proposed is to ensure proper implementation of the distribution strategy and encouraging contraceptive use postpartum.

It was also suggested informative material high quality and easy understanding of planning options, in addition to applying global standards of care in the training of health professionals.

The launch of the new procedures took place in the Ethiopian capital during the International Conference on Family Planning which ends on Friday (15).

Source: Isaude.net
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