Population & Health Materials Working Group May 15, 2002 New Materials & Works in Progress

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EngenderHealth Publications in Development:
· Youth-friendly services curriculum
· Postabortion care counseling curriculum (revised edition)
· Men’s reproductive health curriculum, sections on communication/counseling and clinical diagnosis and management
· Sexual and reproductive health counseling curriculum
· COPE handbook and reproductive health toolbook (revised editions)
· Minilaparatomy illustrated guide

Draft publications
· HIV/stigma supplement to our infection prevention curriculum · Dual protection/integration counseling manual

Population Council: Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program
(FRONTIERS) is pleased to announce the release of five new publications that discuss key findings from recent operations research on youth, integration of family planning and HIV prevention, access and sustainability, female genital cutting, postpartum care and postabortion care:

  • Youth Centers Have Limited Reach -This study in South Africa found that more than half of the youth center visitors were sexually experienced, but visiting a center had little discernible effect on reproductive health knowledge or safer sexual behavior (ORS #23).
  • Providers Should Encourage Sexually Active Youth to Use Condoms – The study in South Africa reveals that although many sexually active youth are knowledgeable about the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS, they do not use condoms consistently (ORS #24).
  • Marketing New Reproductive Health Services Is Cost-Effective – Research at six rural health centers in Honduras found that, the use of ten-minute talks and leaflets to advertise the availability of IUD insertions, DMPA injections, and Pap smears increased use of the services at an affordable cost (ORS #25).
  • Postpartum and Postabortion Patients Want Family Planning – This study at five Honduran hospitals showed that when providers were trained to provide family planning counseling and methods to postpartum and postabortion women, the proportion of women receiving this information doubled, and the proportion who received a method tripled (ORS #26).
  • Community Sensitization Must Precede Alternative Coming-of-Age Rite – This study in Kenya found that where cultural support for female circumcision is weakening, communities are more likely to accept sensitization messages encouraging abandonment of the practice and to participate in an alternative coming-of-age ceremony for girls that does not involve genital cutting. However, such alternative ceremonies must be preceded by extensive sensitization that changes attitudes and must be tailored to fit cultural norms for rite of passage (ORS #27).These are the latest in a series of publications from on-going operations research in 29 countries worldwide. To obtain copies please send an e-mail to Ms. Laura Raney at lraney@pcdc.org. For a list of all publications, and to download PDF versions of these and other publications, please see their website at: http://www.popcouncil.org/frontiers/. Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS) is a global program funded by USAID that uses operations research (OR) in family planning and reproductive health to test alternative approaches to service delivery for the purpose of improving delivery systems and/or influencing related policies. IPAS
  • Quality of care : A guide to providing abortion care
  • Access to care: Filling the gap: Introducing innovative second-trimester abortion services in Vietnam
  • Adolescent health: Gender or sex: who cares? Skills Building Resource Pack on Gender and Reproductive Health for Adolescents and Youth Workers
  • Policy and reproductive health: Ipas’s vision: Protecting women’s health, advancing women’s reproductive rights
    Forging alliances: toward a vision of sexual and reproductive rights in Central America
    Making safe abortion accessible: A practical guide for advocates
    A handbook for advocacy in the African human rights system. Advancing reproductive and sexual health.
    Preventing unsafe abortion: A call to action for health professionals
  • Women & gender/violence: Contruyendo el acceso de las mujeres a los servicios de interrupción legal del embarazo en los casos de violación (Building women’s access to abortion services in cases of rape), Boletin No. 1.For more information, contact Merrill Wolf, Deputy Director – Public Information, Media and Communications, e-mail: wolfm@ipas.org, (919) 967-7052. Recent and Forthcoming PATH Publications Outlook

    • Breast cancer: increasing incidence, limited options. Outlook 19(4) (May 2002). Available in English; Chinese, Russian, and Spanish editions forthcoming.


    • Gender-based violence. Outlook 20(1) (September 2002). Will be produced in English, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese.
    • Family planning/contraceptive update. Outlook 20(2). (November 2002). Translations TBD.
    • Female-initiated contraceptive methods. Outlook 20(3) (December 2002). Translations TBD.

    Reproductive Health Outlook (RHO) website

    • Chinese translation of Men and Reproductive Health section (July 2002).
    • Spanish translation of six RHO sections (Adolescent RH, Cervical Cancer, Contraceptive Methods, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Tract Infections, Safe Motherhood) (August 2002).
    • New section on older women (September 2002).

    Cervical Cancer

    • PATH, PAHO, Peru Ministry of Health. Como podemos prevenir el cancer cervicouterino? (2002).
    • Sellors JW, Jeronimo J, Sankaranarayanan, Wright TC, Howard M, Blumenthal PD. Assessment of cervix after acetic acid wash: inter-rater agreement using photographs. Obstet Gynecol. 99:635-640 (2002).
    • Levin CE, Sellors JW. De novo establishment and cost-effectiveness of Papanicolaou cytology screening services in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Cancer: Cost-effectiveness of cervical cytology in Vietnam. Cancer. 94: 2312-2314 (2001).


    • Questions Frequently Asked By Women (ACCP Fact Sheet) (June 2002).
    • Providing End-of-Life Care to Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer (ACCP Fact Sheet) (June 2002).
    • Changing Minds: Advocating for Improved Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs and Policies. (PATH paper presenting findings from interviews with key leaders from eight developing countries).
    • Effectiveness, Safety, and Acceptability of Cryotherapy: A Systematic Literature Review. (ACCP paper).
    • WHO, in collaboration with PATH and ACCP. Status Report on Cervical Cancer Prevention in Developing Countries (working title).
    • Shaw E, Sellors J, Kaczorowski J. Prospective evaluation of the modified Reid’s Index: Degree of acetowhitening most important. J Lower Genital Tract Disease. (Submitted April 2002).
    • Winkler J, Tsu V, Bishop A, Scott R, Sellors J. Confirmation of CIN using visual inspection with acetic acid and the AviScope™ device. Obstet Gynecol. (Submitted January 2002; provisionally accepted April 2002).
    • Sellors JW, Sankaranarayanan R (2002). A Practical Manual of Colposcopy and Treatment of Cervical Neoplasia. WHO/IARC. Press, Lyon, France. (Forthcoming in 2002).
    • Sellors JW, Sankaranarayanan R, Jeronimo J (2002). Teaching Atlas of Cervical Photographs. WHO/IARC. Press, Lyon, France. (Forthcoming in 2002).

    Breast Cancer

    • Bishop, A, Kovtun, A, Okromeshko S, Karpilovskaya S, Suprun N. Lives renewed: the emergence of a breast cancer survivor movement in Ukraine. Reproductive Health Matters. 9(18) (November 2001).
    • Doan R, Bishop A. Psychosocial Support for breast cancer survivors. Western J of Med 175 (November 2001).

    Emergency Contraception

    • “Just had sex?”(wallet-sized brochure for clients). Now available in Ukrainian and Cambodian; previous editions include English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and a version for men.
    • Key facts about Emergency Contraception (fact sheet) – English and Spanish.
    • Translation of materials (studies, articles, fact sheets) into Ukraniain for an EC conference at OSI.


    • Set of global tools for pharmacy provision of EC and RH serves; curriculum includes unprotected sex, STIs, contraception, EC, and counseling for pharmacist training. (End of 2002).

    Clean Delivery Kits

    • Crook B. Basic Delivery Kit Guide. (August 2001).
    • Beun M, Crook B, Coffey T, Wood S. Use of the Clean Home Delivery Kit in Nepal: A Qualitative Study (March 2002).


    • Guidelines on Condom Programming for STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention (early 2003).

    Maternal Mortality

    • Tsu V, Free M. Using technology to reduce maternal mortality in low-resource settings: challenges and opportunities. JAMWA. (Accepted for publication in summer 2002 issue on maternal mortality).


    • Promoting a Healthy Alternative to Female Genital Mutilation – A Tool for Program Implementers.
    • Evaluating Efforts to Eliminate the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation – Raising Awareness and Changing Harmful Norms in Kenya. (May 2002)

    Reproductive Health

    • Reproductive Health and Rights – Reaching the Hardly Reached. (July 2002)

    Useful Materials from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization/Children’s Vaccine Program at PATH

    • Advocacy for Immunization: How to Generate and Maintain Support for Vaccination Programs (January 2001). Available in English, Spanish, French, Russian.
    • Immunization and Child Health materials Development Guide (April 2001). Available in English, French, Spanish.