A global research agenda for family planning: results of an exercise for setting research priorities
Moazzam Ali, Armando Seuc, Asma Rahimi, Mario Festin & Marleen Temmerman
Volume 92, Number 2, February 2014, 93-98
Table 2. Research topics that achieved the 15 highest priority scores
|1||Identify the main barriers to uptake and use of modern contraceptives in settings with very low prevalences of contraceptive use||86.23|
|2||Identify mechanisms to integrate postpartum FP services with other interventions – such as child vaccination and control of HIV infection – to improve health care and uptake of FP services||83.90|
|3||Determine strategies to increase post-abortion contraception uptake and continuation||83.80|
|4||Identify effective strategies to overcome the barriers to contraceptive uptake in the postpartum period||82.68|
|5||Develop mechanisms to improve the physical, financial and social access of marginalized populationsa to FP products and services||81.13|
|6||Investigate the determinants of the discontinuation and switching of contraceptive methods||80.81|
|7||Evaluate the unmet need for FP, particularly that among marginalized populationsa||79.89|
|8||Investigate the determinants of acceptability and continuation of use of FP methods in marginalized populationsa||78.48|
|9||Identify strategies to ensure that integrated services for maternal health and FP are effectively adopted by governments||77.63|
|10||Identify mechanisms to prevent out-of-stock events in contraceptive supply systems||77.03|
|11||Assess the effectiveness of task-shifting in increasing the access to – and quality of – FP services||76.66|
|12||Identify and assess appropriate strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancies among adolescents||75.66|
|13||Evaluate effect of engaging private sector to increase the equity in access to – and utilization of – FP products and services, by modalities such as franchising and social marketing||73.59|
|14||Ascertain the social and sexual determinants of unwanted or mistimed pregnancies and approaches to prevent such pregnancies||72.90|
|15||Assess the impact of financing schemes on the quality and coverage of FP servicesb||72.37|
FP, family planning; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.
a Examples of “marginalized populations” include adolescents and HIV-positive women.
b “Financing schemes” may involve any combination of vouchers, performance-related payments and conditional cash transfers.