Providing family planning info. during maternity-related doctor visits can boost postpartum contraceptive use

Harvard Pop Center Research Scientist Livia Montana, PhD, is author on a study published in the Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health that examined whether maternity health doctor visits are a potentially effective channel through which to deliver family planning information and improve postpartum contraception use.

Study finds multiple-method users of temporary contraceptives more likely to discontinue use & have unintended pregnancy in Uttar Pradesh, India

While female sterilization continues to prevail as the most dominant family planning method provided and used in India, almost one in five contraceptive users in India employs a temporary method. Harvard Pop Center Research Scientist Livia Montana, PhD.,  and colleagues have published a study in BMC Public Health that explores the patterns of temporary method … Continue reading “Study finds multiple-method users of temporary contraceptives more likely to discontinue use & have unintended pregnancy in Uttar Pradesh, India”

Novel sampling methodology for urban slum / non-slum areas using satellite data for eval of family planning program in India

Livia Montana, PhD, a Harvard Pop Center senior research scientist, co-authored a paper published in Spatial Demography, that introduces a novel sampling approach to delineate slum and non-slum areas using satellite data in order to evaluate family planning services in six cities of Uttar Pradesh, India. The methods were developed as part of the impact … Continue reading “Novel sampling methodology for urban slum / non-slum areas using satellite data for eval of family planning program in India”