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Type Journal Article - Global Health: Science and Practice
Title Family Planning in the Context of Latin America’s Universal Health Coverage Agenda
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers GHSP-D
URL http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/ghsp/early/2017/07/31/GHSP-D-17-00057.full.pdf
Abstract
Background: Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have substantially improved access to family planning
over the past 50 years. Many have also recently adopted explicit declarations of universal rights to health and universal
health coverage (UHC) and have begun implementing UHC-oriented health financing schemes. These schemes will
have important implications for the sustainability and further growth of family planning programs throughout the region.
Methods: We examined the status of contraceptive methods in major health delivery and financing schemes in 9 LAC countries.
Using a set of 37 indicators on family planning coverage, family planning financing, health financing, and family planning
inclusion in UHC-oriented schemes, we conducted a desk review of secondary sources, including population surveys,
health financing assessments, insurance enrollment reports, and unit cost estimates, and interviewed in-country experts.

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