Exploring the journey of emergency contraception in Jordan
Yet by the end of the 2000s, married and unmarried Jordanian women alike began to request urgent pills or honeymoon pills. The third phase of the EC saga is centered in the retail pharmacy sector and is characterized by demand from women. The story of EC in Jordan offers instructive lessons of competing political, professional, and medical interests and highlights the importance of women's agency in expanding access to new reproductive health technologies.
Learning Areas:Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the three phases of EC's journey in Jordan Identify obstacles to dedicated product registration Discuss possible strategies or expanding access to EC in Jordan
Keyword(s): Contraception, International Reproductive Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I hold the Echo Endowed Chair in Women's Health Research at the University of Ottawa where I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences. I am also an Affiliated Scholar at Ibis Reproductive Health. I am the PI of the study and conducted the fieldwork described in this paper.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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