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Session 179:
Contraceptive use: implications for policies and programmes

Thursday, October 1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fès 1B

Chair: Thomas W. Pullum, University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: Shyam Thapa, Family Health International

  1. Understanding the pattern of contraceptive discontinuation in IndiaKiran Agrahari, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

  2. Low contraceptive use among the poor in Africa: an equity issueAndreea A. Creanga, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Duff G. Gillespie, Johns Hopkins University; Sabrina Karklins, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Amy Tsui, Johns Hopkins University

  3. Levels, trends, and reasons for switching contraceptive methods in 8 countries: a competing risks approach using Demographic and Health Survey calendar dataSarah E.K. Bradley, Macro International Inc.; Hilary Schwandt, Johns Hopkins University; Shane Khan, Macro International Inc.

  4. Oral contraceptive continuation along the USA-Mexico border: does a prescription or the number of pill packs dispensed matter?Joseph E. Potter, University of Texas at Austin; Sarah McKinnon, University of Texas at Austin; Daniel Grossman, Ibis Reproductive Health; Kristine Hopkins, University of Texas at Austin; Daniel A. Powers, University of Texas at Austin; Michele Shedlin, University of Texas at El Paso; Jon Amastae, University of Texas at El Paso

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