International assistance for family planning has been shrinking at a time when many family planning programs in developing countries are experiencing shortages of supplies. This issue of Outlook discusses contraceptive supply security, including its critical components, the current status of funding, causes of contraceptive shortages, and challenges and promising approaches to achieving supply security.

Author(s): Finkle C

Publication date: July 2003

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This publication is part of the series Outlook

Related regions: Global

See also: Reproductive health > Family planning

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