Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 10-13, 2019
Austin
Recap

Each year hundreds of demographers and health scientists convene at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. Professionals interested in population research and its application will hear the latest on a wide range of issues. 

SHOPS Plus staff gave poster presentations on the topics below.

Presentations:

Promoting Family Planning, Maternal, and Child Health through Beauty Parlors in Afghanistan Marianne El-Khoury, Abt Associates; Tess Shiras, Abt Associates; Soumitra Gosh, Abt Associates. Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30AM

Product, Placement, and Price: Generating Mixed-Methods Data to Inform a Total Market Approach in Tanzania Tess Shiras, Abt Associates; Lauren Rosapep, Abt Associates; Nicole Kapesi, Abt Associates; Marianne El-Khoury, Abt Associates. Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30AM

Understanding Sources and Quality of Contraceptive Care among Adolescents: A Global Analysis Tess Shiras, Abt Associates; Sarah E. K. Bradley, Abt Associates. Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30AM

Event Description

Each year hundreds of demographers and health scientists convene at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. Professionals interested in population research and its application will hear the latest on a wide range of issues. 

SHOPS Plus staff will give three poster presentations, chair two sessions, and sit on a panel during the event.

Panel discussions:

Session 148: Contraception in Context
Friday, April 12 | 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Chair: Sarah E.K. Bradley

Session 170: Measurement Approaches and Innovations in Family Planning
Friday, April 12 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Discussant: Sarah E.K. Bradley

Session 229: Contraceptive Behavior in Developing Countries
Saturday, April 13 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Chair: Sarah E.K. Bradley

Presentations:

Promoting Family Planning, Maternal, and Child Health through Beauty Parlors in Afghanistan - Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30AM | Presenter:  Marianne El-Khoury

Access to family planning information and services is limited in high fertility, conflict settings such as Afghanistan. Access is particularly challenging for women, whose mobility is further limited by social and cultural factors. Given these constraints, we are implementing an innovative pilot in Kabul training beauty parlor staff to deliver information on family planning and maternal and child health to their female clients. The purpose of the intervention is to reduce key barriers that Afghan women face in accessing health information, products, and services.

Product, Placement, and Price: Generating Mixed-Methods Data to Inform a Total Market Approach in Tanzania - Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30AM | Presenter: Marianne El-Khoury

In Tanzania, condoms are a key contraceptive product. However, the condom market is flooded by donor supply, jeopardizing its sustainability. In response, SHOPS Plus is collaborating with the Tanzanian Government to better coordinate public and private condom distribution through a total market approach. 

Understanding Sources and Quality of Contraceptive Care among Adolescents: A Global Analysis - Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30AM | Presenter: Sarah E. K. Bradley

The unique contraceptive needs of adolescents are increasingly recognized among the global family planning community. Despite recent progress to meet these needs, approximately half of adolescent pregnancies in low-income areas are unintended. Recent policy reports on adolescent contraception emphasize the need for high-quality data to inform efforts to increase adolescent contraceptive use, access, and choice. We conducted a secondary analysis of Demographic and Health Survey data in 28 countries to examine where adolescents obtain their contraceptives, how sources vary by method and socioeconomic status, and the quality of care received by adolescents.

Event Date
Wednesday, April 10-13, 2019
8:00am to 5:00pm
Where

JW Marriott
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States

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