By Adrienne Germain

This is one of 13 technical background papers prepared for the International Conference on Better Health for Women and Children through Family Planning, held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5-9, 1987.

Published in 1987, this paper analyzes four program strategies—family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, and safe motherhood—to determine the extent to which they might realistically be expected to the reproductive health needs of women in the Global South.