Integrating Family Planning into PMTCT: A Novel Approach in Zimbabwe (A Substudy of HPTN/IMPAACT 046)

Sponsors: US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Protocol Summary: PEPFAR 046 sought to understand the feasibility and short-term effects of and barriers to implementing a novel intervention to improve family planning counseling and access in order to support the goal of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The intervention consisted of two complimentary pieces: (1) group-based sessions aimed at increasing condom and other contraceptive use intentions and sexual negotiation power, and (2) promotion of long-term family planning options as highly-effective forms of contraception.

Years: 2011 – 2012

Investigators: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
Tsungai Chipato, MBChB, FRCOG, MCE
Lynda Stranix-chibanda, MBChB, MMED, MSc

Locations: Seke North CRS


Completed Study


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