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Two Years-The Invisible Norm

Optimal Birth Spacing

Optimal Birth Spacing Overview

Optimal Birth Spacing Overview (Spanish)

Two Years: The Invisible Norm

New Findings on Birth Spacing: Three to Five Years is the Optimal Interval

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Although birth spacing is at the heart of reproductive health/family planning, it is rarely addressed directly.  There is apparent agreement among health professionals-confirmed by OBSI research-that minimum birth intervals of two years are important for infant, child and maternal health.  Not only does this information rarely rise to policy or programmatic levels, information on birth spacing is often completely absent from client education materials and provider training manuals.  In some countries, family planning/reproductive health programs are misnamed as birth spacing programs in order to avoid controversy over the use of contraception.

 

 

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