A Service Integration Approach to Strengthening Postabortion Family Planning

Postabortion family planning is recognized as an important intervention to support women in achieving their reproductive intentions and in avoiding future unintended pregnancies that could lead to repeat abortions. While there is little disagreement whether or not family planning is an essential element of postabortion care, less agreement exists in exactly how to operationalize the integration of family planning into the treatment of incomplete and unsafe abortion and how the global health community can effectively support postabortion family planning.

This webinar, featuring Betty Farrell and Boniface Sebikali, discussed EngenderHealth’s service integration background, definition, and principles, discussed the family planning levels of integration and the Five-Step Integration Approach, and explored the application of the approach in strengthening postabortion family planning and maternal health services.

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