Is access enough ? Understanding and addressing unmet need in Family Planning (14-16 mai 2013)

Séminaire international organisé par le Comité scientifique de l’UIESP sur la Santé de la reproduction, en collaboration avec le consortium STEP UP (Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy) du Population Council, et l’African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) à Nanyuki (Kenya)

Appel à communication jusqu’au 20 décembre 2012

Extrait de la présentation en ligne :

"Despite the prominence of unmet need as an MDG indicator for monitoring progress, and the focus of the July 2012 London Family Planning Summit on access to family planning services as the major constraint to reducing global unmet need, there is still vigorous debate about its definition, measurement, use as a programme indicator, and utility as a guide for programme interventions. [...]

This seminar will bring together scientists, policy makers, and programme managers to present and discuss a range of issues relating to the definition, determinants and consequences of unmet need in family planning and programme interventions designed specifically to reduce unmet need in groups at high risk.

Key issues that will be addressed include :
- Unmet need - the concept, interpretation, and relevance to programmes, unmet need vs. demand
- Measurement issues relating to unmet need
- Levels, trends and differentials : across regions, countries, subpopulations, SES groups, marital and age groups
- Reasons for unmet need : programmatic, psychological, social (including spouses and other persons), health concerns, past reproductive experience (including contraceptive use), etc.
- The impact of programmatic interventions specifically designed to address unmet need
- Unmet need as a determinant of unintended pregnancy
- The relationship of unmet need for limitation and spacing/postponement to fertility decline, including birth interval analysis."

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