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Achieving Equity in Family Planning: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric Session 1.2.11. Karen Foreit 1 , Janine Barden-O'Fallon 2 , Jessica Dietrich 3 , Cheikh Seck 4 , Suneeta Sharma 1. 1 Futures Group, USA 2 University of North Carolina, USA

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Achieving equity in family planning getting beyond the rhetoric session 1 2 11

Achieving Equity in Family Planning: Getting Beyond the RhetoricSession 1.2.11

Karen Foreit1, Janine Barden-O'Fallon2, Jessica Dietrich3, Cheikh Seck4, Suneeta Sharma1

1Futures Group, USA

2University of North Carolina, USA

3International Planned Parenthood Federation WHR, USA

4Initiative Senegalaise de SanteUrbaine, Senegal


Why equity

Why equity?

  • Neglected topic in family planning

  • Inequities in access to services violate principles of human rights

  • May prevent countries from reaching health and development goals


What is an equity approach

What is an equity approach?

  • Addresses differences in access to and use of quality family planning services that are:

    • Unwanted and avoidable

    • Unfair and unjust

  • Focuses on sub-groups, not the general population

  • Targets the mostdisadvantaged


Different situations require different approaches

Different situations require different approaches

Kenya 2008

  • Strategic options:

  • Focus on the poorest of the rural poor


Different situations require different approaches1

Different situations require different approaches

DR Congo 2007

  • Strategic options:

  • Improve family planning nation-wide

  • Give special attention to rural areas

  • May be too soon for a poverty focus


Our panel research to practice

Our panel: research to practice

  • Disentangling poverty and place of residence

  • Increasing coverage of vulnerable populations in Bolivia

  • Designing interventions for urban poor in Senegal

  • Increasing public resources for health in poorest states of India


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