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Postpartum Family Planning (Best Practice Paper No. 1)

Published: 24/06/2015

Postpartum Family Planning (Best Practice Paper No. 1) (PDF 270kb)

This Best Practice Paper sets out the essential elements of a high-quality postpartum family planning (PPFP) service.

Leading Safe Choices logoPostpartum family planning (PPFP) aims to prevent unintended and closely spaced pregnancies after childbirth. PPFP is often ignored and a number of biases and misconceptions have limited its availability.

Made possible by the RCOG Leading Safe Choices initiative, this paper summarises the current evidence-based guidance in support of improved PPFP services which enable women to make informed contraceptive choices.