Rethinking postpartum family planning
Winikoff,Beverly; Mensch,Barbara S.
Studies in Family Planning 22(5): 294-307
Publication date: 1991
This article examines the rationales for commonly advocated postpartum family planning services and challenges the behavioral and biological assumptions on which they are based. An alternative approach to service delivery is suggested. Services should be designed to incorporate breastfeeding and to increase their acceptability to postpartum women.