Women’s Reproductive Intentions and Behaviors during the Zika Epidemic in Brazil

This study uses rich new focus group data from women 18-49 years old to investigate if and how women’s fertility intentions and prevention strategies are changing in response to the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil. The authors argue that policymakers must address barriers to contraception for low-income women, including: disseminating information about effective contraceptive use, providing long-acting reversible forms of contraception in public clinics, and lowering the cost of contraceptives available in pharmacies. 

Resource Type(s)
Journal Article
Topic(s)
Family Planning
Microcephaly
Pregnancy
Prevention
Audience(s)
Health Care Workers
NGO Workers
Policymakers
Researchers
Language(s)
English
Country(ies)
Brazil
Source(s)
Population and Development Review

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