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Social norms and family planning decisions in South Sudan

S. Kane, M. Rial, A. Matere, M. Dieleman, J.E.W Broerse, M. Kok

With a maternal mortality ratio of 789 per 100,000 live births, and a contraceptive prevalence rate of 4.7%, South Sudan has one of the worst reproductive health situations in the world. Understanding the social norms around sexuality and reproduction, across different ethnic groups, is key to developing and implementing locally appropriate public health responses.

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