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Section 3 - Barrier Methods and Reproductive Health:
Programmatic Concerns

Barrier Methods and Reproductive Health

Topics to be Covered

Slide 37

Now that we have reviewed all types of barrier methods, we will discuss in more detail why barrier methods are important for good reproductive health. Good reproductive health includes the prevention of unintended pregnancies and STDs, including AIDS. Barrier methods, particularly condoms, have the potential for accomplishing both these purposes, and are currently the only contraceptive methods recommended for disease prevention.

The slides in this section discuss issues that programs may need to consider in providing barrier methods. These include: where barrier methods can be obtained, possible use of two methods to prevent pregnancy and STDs, STD prevention services, promotion and distribution through social marketing and through community-based programs, STD diagnosis and treatment, and logistics of storage and supply.



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