Priority 18 from the Contraception PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does providing women who are pregnant with information about contraceptive services and choices increase the uptake of contraception after childbirth?  (JLA PSP Priority 18)
Overall ranking 18
JLA question ID 0049/18
Explanatory note After childbirth many women do not have access to the contraception that they need.  The authors regarded the evidence to be of low quality, with self reported rather than objective outcomes. The reviews do not directly the suggested intervention of antenatal information. 

Education for contraceptive use by women after childbirth Laureen M Lopez, Thomas W Grey, Janet E Hiller, Mario Chen. July 2015 

Strategies for improving postpartum contraceptive use: evidence from non‐randomized studies Laureen M Lopez, Thomas W Grey, Mario Chen, Janet E Hiller. CDSR NRS November 2014 

Health Research Classification System category Reproductive Health and Childbirth
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

“how can uptake of contraception post pregnancy be improved? “ (HCP)  ~  “Maybe contraceptive advice should be included in Antenatal groups (ie. NCT)” (both)

Submitted by Healthcare Professionals x 3~Patients x 0~Both x 2
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0049
PSP name Contraception
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 57  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 21 April 2017