About family planning in the Philippines

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The variety of project research topics reflect the diversity of women's concerns:

strategies developed by new users to deal with the opposition of the family and the community in the use of contraceptives (Mali);

generational differences related to the experiences of family planning (China);

the effect that the opinions of men in contraceptive behavior of women (Bolivia), the effect of family planning on women's lives in the home (Indonesia);

the effect of tubal ligation on quality of life (Brazil);

Social and behavioral consequences of unintended pregnancy (Egypt);

the effects of gender on the views of adolescents about sexuality (Jamaica);

the impact of family planning on women's self-esteem and the image they have of themselves (Republic of Korea);

the effect of family planning use in the participation of women in the workforce (Philippines) and,

family planning and participation of women in the development process (Zimbabwe).

The issues mentioned above, and others, were selected by colleagues from the countries participating in the Project for the Study of Women, which included researchers, policymakers, providers, and advocates of women's health. This "triangle" became an important component in the research process. Triangle shaped members of the advisory committees of countries in each of the priority countries for the PEM (ie host country more than a study by the PEM), in order to establish the research program , to follow up this process, and plan the dissemination of research results.

In order to guide the research and analysis of data, PEM staff developed a conceptual framework based on previous models and research. This framework aspects incorporated as complex and multiple approaches of life of women, considered the possibility that significant external factors, such as gender norms and socio-political situations, affecting women with regard to the use of planning family and their experience with it, and place family planning in the context of reproductive health needs of women more important.

"I prefer to go [to the family planning clinic] though it is far away ... because I talk, I explain things ... If I have to pay, no matter .."

The Project of Women's Studies has worked to understand the many factors that affect the impact of family planning. The studies report differences between the views of men and women, and among women, due to age, culture, place of residence, socioeconomic class, religion, and rules gender. However, common issues emerged that the PEM has developed in 16 research topics that intersect:

Focus on Latin America: special reports on Kenya and the Philippines, the second stage of the IPPF World Survey, in which 14 family planning associations answered a questionnaire about their work since 1965, covering finance, staff, training, publicity and family planning services
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) —After simmering for months, a wide-ranging and acrimonious debate over government-funded access to contraceptives in the Philippines has entered the country's Congress.
The issue pits the powerful and conservative Catholic establishment, which says contraceptives are as sinful as abortions, against reformers who want more openness about condoms and other birth control in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation to slow population growth and help prevent disease.
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