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A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Family Planning Campaigns in Less Developed Countries
Unformatted Document Text:  the start of the campaign, and 52% after the campaign (SD = 17.2). The average campaign effect on use of any family planning method was r = .06 (k = 7, n = 28982). Because the subset of campaigns that measured use of any method also measured use of modern methods, we could examine for those campaigns whether the intervention increase the percentage of users of modern methods out of the total of contraceptive users. This shows whether the campaigns have greater impacts on use of modern methods than traditional methods. However, the effect of the campaigns was slight. The percentage of people using modern methods among all family planning users was 67% (SD = 14.6) at baseline, and 70% (SD = 15.5) at posttest, on average. Another way of examining the effect of the campaigns on behavior is to control for exposure levels. The campaigns increased use of modern family planning methods more among those who were exposed to the campaign than among those who reported no campaign exposure, r = .14 (k = 11, n = 30040). Baseline levels of modern methods use averaged 43% (SD = 18.5%) among the exposed, compared to 30% (SD = 18.4%) among those not exposed. Discussion The purpose of the present study was to begin a synthesize the research on family planning campaigns in developing countries. We examined 47 family planning campaigns done by a prominent organization since 1987. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs has received a tremendous amount of U.S. taxpayer dollars to conduct campaigns for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and understanding what they have been able to accomplish with that funding is important.

Authors: Snyder, Leslie., Diop-Sidibe, Nafissatou. and Badiane, Louise.
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the start of the campaign, and 52% after the campaign (SD = 17.2). The average
campaign effect on use of any family planning method was r = .06 (k = 7, n = 28982).
Because the subset of campaigns that measured use of any method also measured
use of modern methods, we could examine for those campaigns whether the intervention
increase the percentage of users of modern methods out of the total of contraceptive
users. This shows whether the campaigns have greater impacts on use of modern
methods than traditional methods. However, the effect of the campaigns was slight. The
percentage of people using modern methods among all family planning users was 67%
(SD = 14.6) at baseline, and 70% (SD = 15.5) at posttest, on average.
Another way of examining the effect of the campaigns on behavior is to control
for exposure levels. The campaigns increased use of modern family planning methods
more among those who were exposed to the campaign than among those who reported no
campaign exposure, r = .14 (k = 11, n = 30040). Baseline levels of modern methods use
averaged 43% (SD = 18.5%) among the exposed, compared to 30% (SD = 18.4%) among
those not exposed.
Discussion
The purpose of the present study was to begin a synthesize the research on family
planning campaigns in developing countries. We examined 47 family planning
campaigns done by a prominent organization since 1987. The Johns Hopkins University
Center for Communication Programs has received a tremendous amount of U.S. taxpayer
dollars to conduct campaigns for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and
understanding what they have been able to accomplish with that funding is important.


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