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Enhancing Contraceptive Education and Accessibility in Vulnerable Populations

Edited by:

Florence Nakaggwa, MSc, Clarke International University, Uganda            
Derrick Kimuli, MPH, Cavendish University Uganda, Uganda

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 January 2025

Contraception and Reproductive Medicine is calling for submissions to our Collection on Enhancing Contraceptive Education and Accessibility in Vulnerable Populations. The importance of comprehensive contraceptive education and accessibility cannot be overstated. Yet, as it is with most health services, within vulnerable populations, such crucial resources often remain out of reach, leading to adverse health outcomes and perpetuating cycles of inequality. This collection serves as a vital platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to gather information on contraceptive education and accessibility in vulnerable populations worldwide. It proposes to shed light on the current situations, innovative strategies, evidence-based interventions, and policy recommendations that can empower individuals, particularly those in marginalized groups, to make informed choices about their reproductive health. The collection welcomes a diverse range of contributions, including original research articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, policy analyses, case studies, commentaries, and perspectives. Authors are encouraged to present novel insights, empirical findings, and practical recommendations that can inform policy decision-making, program development, and clinical or public health practice in the field of reproductive health. The collection invites contributions that explore a wide range of research areas, including but not limited to:

● Barriers to access: Investigating the socio-economic, cultural, and geographical barriers that hinder contraceptive access and utilization among vulnerable populations.

● Perspectives: Documentation of perspectives on contraceptives and contraceptive use among vulnerable populations.

● Education and awareness: Assessing the effectiveness of various educational interventions and campaigns aimed at promoting contraceptive literacy and empowering individuals to make informed choices.

● Innovations in service delivery: Highlighting innovative approaches to delivering contraceptive services, such as telemedicine, community-based interventions, and task-shifting initiatives, to reach underserved populations.

● Policy and advocacy: Analyzing policy frameworks, legal barriers, and advocacy efforts aimed at improving contraceptive access, affordability, and coverage for vulnerable communities.

● Contraception in humanitarian settings: Exploring contraception education interventions and best practices impacting Policy in humanitarian environments.

● Adolescents and contraception: Predictors, best practices, policy implications, and impact related to adolescents’ use of contraception. 

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Meet the Guest Editors

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Florence Nakaggwa, MSc. Clarke International University, Uganda 

Florence Nakaggwa is a lecturer at Clarke International University and a consultant Biostatistician at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya. A seasoned public health researcher, Florence has commendable experience in research, analytics, scholarly writing, and editorial review. Recently, she has been involved in Reproductive Health research and research in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), particularly, the role of carers of persons with NCDs. Her scholarly work extends beyond publications to active community engagement and participation in academic conferences, where she has presented findings on topics such as postpartum family planning uptake and contraception use among marginalized populations. Notably, she has reviewed abstracts for the International Conference on Family Planning since 2012. She is dedicated to advancing public health knowledge by rigorously contributing to research that informs evidence-based practice, health service delivery interventions, and policy decisions to improve population health outcomes.

Derrick Kimuli, MPH, Cavendish University Uganda, Uganda

Derrick Kimuli offers technical assistance for student research projects at the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology at Cavendish University Uganda. He is also currently Senior Data Analyst with Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., a DLH Holdings Company (Uganda) where he supports the research portfolio among other tasks. His scholarly contributions extend to various original scientific write-ups and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on critical health issues including reproductive health, nutrition and tuberculosis. He demonstrates a strong commitment to harnessing data analytics for program optimization and extracting new insights from available datasets. 

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, policy analyses, case studies, commentaries, and perspectives. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Enhancing Contraceptive Education and Accessibility in Vulnerable Populations" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.