Senderowicz publishes in Health Policy and Planning

In a new study in Health Policy and PlanningLeigh Senderowicz, ScD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, evaluates postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) programs on outcomes related to contraceptive choice.

The effect of a postpartum intrauterine device program on choice of contraceptive method in Tanzania: a secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized trial” surveyed eligible women on provider postpartum contraceptive counselling during pregnancy or immediately postpartum: 

“Likelihood of receiving counselling on any non-IUD method decreased among those exposed, while the likelihood of being counselled on IUD alone was fourteen percentage-points higher among the exposed (95% CI:0.06, 0.22), suggesting this intervention increased IUD-specific counselling but reduced informed contraceptive choice. These findings underscore the importance of broad metrics that capture autonomy and rights (in addition to programmatic goals) at all stages of health program planning and implementation.”

See the study here!