Reproductive Health



  • Qualitative Methods: A Field Guide for Applied Research in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Family Health International
This field guide is a practical, hands-on guide for use by social scientists, public health specialists, and research teams interested in using qualitative methods to study sexual and reproductive health. Copies are available at no cost to developing country researchers and organizations. For ordering information contact

United Nations Children's Fund
These Guidelines propose an alternative approach based on monitoring the processes, or interventions, aimed at reducing maternal mortality. There are several distinct advantages to this approach. First, it avoids the substantial expense involved in generating maternal mortality estimates, which in many cases may not be accurate, or which may reflect a situation 10 or more years in the past. Second, process indicators can provide information essential for guiding policies and programmes.

Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium

CORE Group

Carolina Population Center
This paper will present a taxonomy of rapid surveys relevant for family planning program monitoring and evaluation. It will attempt to answer the question: where do rapid assessment surveys most appropriately fit in the tools of evaluation specialists, most specifically, in relation to family planning evaluation? It asks whether there are specific occasions when these methods are most appropriate, and what are the potential problems associated with rapid assessment? Finally, the author concludes noting the need for rigorous testing of rapid surveys before the tradeoff between data accuracy and cost can be fully evaluated for family planning programs.

African Networks for Health Research & Development
This paper includes questionnaire samples, case studies, and a comprehensive bibliography. It will be of use to all those interested in project planning, design of baseline studies and monitoring, and may equally be applied to projects beyond the field of youth and reproductive health.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
This Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations is the result of a collaborative effort of many UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations and refugees themselves. Information in this Manual is based on the normative, technical guidance of the World Health Organization. A draft of the Field Manual was first issued in 1996 and tested extensively in the field. This new version can, and should, be shaped and adapted to suit the particular circumstances and requirements of each refugee situation as it arises and evolves.



  • Enhancing the use of emergency contraception in a refugee setting: Findings from a baseline survey in Kakuma refugee camps, Kenya.

International Rescue Committee and Population Council
New York: Muia E, Fikree F, and Olenja J. August 1, 2001
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