Family planning in refugee settings: findings and actions from a multi-country study

by Mihoko Tanabe, Anna Myers, Prem Bhandari
Conflict and Health (2017) 11:9 – Published: 31 May 2017

12 pp. 456 kB

To address family planning for crisis-affected communities, in 2011 and 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Women’s Refugee Commission undertook a multi-country assessment to document knowledge of family planning, beliefs and practices of refugees, and the state of service provision in selected refugee settings. The authors conclude that based on gaps, partners to the study developed short and long-term recommendations around improving service availability, accessibility, and quality. There remains a need to scale up support for refugees, particularly around adolescent access to family planning services.

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