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Investigating the Effect of a Prenatal Family Planning Counseling Intervention Led by Community Health Workers on Postpartum Contraceptive Use Among Women in the West Bank

Information source: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Focus: Contraceptive Counseling; Focus: Postpartum Contraception

Intervention: family planning counseling let by community health workers (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Principal Investigator, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Summary

The purpose of this study is to measure the difference in proportion of postpartum women using contraception after a Community Health Worker (CHW) family planning educational intervention compared to women who receive standard care in the West Bank district of Ramallah and Al-Bireh. Primary hypothesis: Postpartum contraceptive use will increase in women who receive a dedicated family planning counseling intervention delivered by CHWs during antenatal care compared to women receiving usual care.

Clinical Details

Official title: Investigating the Effect of a Prenatal Family Planning Counseling Intervention Led by Community Health Workers on Postpartum Contraceptive Use Among Women in the West Bank

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Primary outcome: Self-reported contraceptive use

Secondary outcome:

Intent to use contraception in the future

Non-desire to use contraception

Eligibility

Minimum age: N/A. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Female.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Women attending the MoH Ramallah or Al-Bireh clinic for antenatal care and 34-38

weeks pregnant at enrollment

- Planning delivery at an MoH hospital

- Able and willing to be contacted by phone or home visit

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women less than 34 weeks pregnant or non-pregnant

- Planning delivery at a private or NGO hospital

- Unwilling to be contacted for follow-up after enrollment

Locations and Contacts

Palestinian Ministry of Health Maternal Child Health Clinics (Ramallah and Al-Bireh), Ramallah and Al-Bireh, West Bank, Palestinian Territories, Occupied
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2013
Last updated: August 14, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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