Family Planning in the Context of Latin America’s Universal Health Coverage Agenda

by Thomas Fagan, Arin Dutta, James Rosen et al.
Global Health: Science and Practice September 2017, 5(3):382-398

17 pp. 1.2 MB

Latin American countries have expanded family planning along with universal health coverage (UHC). Leveraging UHC-oriented schemes to sustain and further increase family planning progress will require that governments take deliberate steps to (1) target poor and informal sector populations, (2) include family planning in benefits packages, (3) ensure sufficient financing for family planning, and (4) reduce nonfinancial barriers to access. Through these steps, countries can increase financial protection for family planning and better ensure the right to health of poor and marginalized populations.

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