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Women referred to FP services from ANC services offering the minimum package to prevent HIV in infants and young children

Export Indicator

The number of HIV-infected women referred to FP services for postpartum contraception from ANC services offering the minimum package to prevent HIV in infants and young children.
What it measures

The indicator measures the quantity of referral for postpartum contraceptive advice for HIV-positive and non-infected women. It is directly relevant to the second prong of the strategy for the prevention of HIV in infants and young children.

Rationale

The referral of HIV-infected women to postpartum contraception services reduces the probability of unintended pregnancy in the future and thus reduces the overall risk of MTCT. The referral of HIV-negative women to such services reduces the probability of them becoming infected in the future assuming that dual protection is advised and adopted), while helping to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancies.

Numerator

The number of HIV-infected women, calculated on the basis of estimates of prevalence of HIV at each site, referred to FP services for postpartum contraception from ANC services offering the minimum package to prevent HIV in infants and young children.

Denominator

All women referred to FP for postpartum contraception from ANC services offering the minimum package to prevent HIV in infants and young children.

Calculation
Method of measurement

The indicator can be obtained by means of programme reports, monitoring tools and observation. Programme reports can provide an estimate of HIV prevalence at each site. Monitoring tools can determine the number of women referred. Observation can be used to determine the extent to which women receive information on the most effective forms of contraception. The monitoring of FP clinic records can determine methods selected by referred women.

Measurement frequency
Disaggregation

Age group:

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Explanation of the numerator
Explanation of the denominator
Strengths and weaknesses

The indicator suggests the extent to which women are referred to postpartum counselling on FP but does not attempt to ascertain either the different contraception options that are selected or the regularity with which they are used. Consequently, it cannot reveal anything about the effectiveness of the advice given.

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