Special Issue "Family Planning and Reproductive Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: reproductive health; family planning; perinatal epidemiology; global health
Interests: biostatistics; environmental sciences; epidemiology; paediatrics and reproductive medicine
Interests: reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health (RMNCH); monitoring and evaluation; global health programs and implementation research; GIS and spatial analysis; epidemiology
Family planning and reproductive health services are critical interventions to the overall health of a population. These interventions are proven and cost-effective, and are central elements for female empowerment, reducing poverty, and a country’s development. Family planning can help women and men to exercise their rights in making voluntary and informed decisions on the spacing and numbers of children they would like to have. While impressive global gains have been made in recent decades in improving contraceptive use and decreasing fertility rates, over 214 million women of reproductive age, women mostly in low-and middle-income countries and who want to avoid pregnancy, are not using a modern contraceptive method.
Lack of access to proper family planning and reproductive health services may threaten individuals’ ability to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Improving family planning and reproductive health services is also one of the main focuses for achieving sustainable development goals.
This Special Issue seeks to expand knowledge on examining best practice in family planning and reproductive health services, understand factors impeding family planning and reproductive health services in general or special populations such as young adolescents and people having disabilities, and evaluate effective interventions to improve access to these services. Empirical studies and high-quality systematic reviews will be considered.
Dr. Gizachew Tessema
Assoc. Prof. Gavin Pereira
Dr. Yordanos Molla
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Reproductive health
- Family planning
- Contraceptive services
- Adolescent reproductive health
- Reproductive health needs of special populations, e.g., people with disabilities
- Birth spacing
- Infertility treatment