Korean Family Planning & Maternal Child Health Association of DPRK

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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): the Korean Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Association (KFP & MCHA)

The Korean Family Planning & Maternal Child Health Association of the Democratic Republic of Korea (KFP & MCHA) is actively supported by the government to diversify family planning services and to improve their quality.

One of the major challenges is geographic inequality. 80% of the country’s land mass is mountainous, with mining constituting a major industry. Large numbers of people live in this area, working in coal and mineral mines and forest stations. Fertility rates are much higher than in large urban areas, the contraceptive prevalence rate is much lower, and the number of trained family planning advisers is limited.

KFP & MCHA has targeted these people with reproductive healthcare and information, education and communication (IEC) programmes. Contraceptive prevalence has increased, and the method mix has shifted significantly from IUD to pills, condoms and sterilization.

In 2010, KFP & MCHA delivered 538,000 condoms and 138,000 sexual and reproductive health services through 17 service points, including 9 permanent clinics and 8 mobile facilities.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): the Korean Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Association (KFP & MCHA)

The Korean Family Planning & Maternal Child Health Association of the Democratic Republic of Korea (KFP & MCHA) is actively supported by the government to diversify family planning services and to improve their quality.

One of the major challenges is geographic inequality. 80% of the country’s land mass is mountainous, with mining constituting a major industry. Large numbers of people live in this area, working in coal and mineral mines and forest stations. Fertility rates are much higher than in large urban areas, the contraceptive prevalence rate is much lower, and the number of trained family planning advisers is limited.

KFP & MCHA has targeted these people with reproductive healthcare and information, education and communication (IEC) programmes. Contraceptive prevalence has increased, and the method mix has shifted significantly from IUD to pills, condoms and sterilization.

In 2010, KFP & MCHA delivered 538,000 condoms and 138,000 sexual and reproductive health services through 17 service points, including 9 permanent clinics and 8 mobile facilities.
 

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