whp volume 17, issue 1, P26-30 2016 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2016.25039 View full text
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Suzanne Ehlers, Jonathan Rucks, Dilly Severin

Abstract: Dyer et al.'s (2016) analysis offers key insights into religious conservatives' perceptions of family planning. It also provides the basis for a messaging platform which could help grow support for sexual and reproductive health programming in a highly politicized environment. However, Dyer et al. have put forth a potentially harmful premise in their exclusive focus on "healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies" (HTSP), while ignoring the benefits of making "contraceptives" central to messaging efforts to incr…

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