Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Call for Papers
Focus on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
Apparent upticks in U.S. women’s use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)—IUDs and hormonal implants—hold the promise of reductions in unintended pregnancy. Yet these methods account for only a small fraction of contraceptive use. Efforts to increase reliance on LARCs need to be grounded in evidence on who uses these methods and why; what barriers women face in trying to obtain them and what experiences they have (for better and worse) in using them; and providers’ knowledge about, perspectives on and practices regarding offering them. The September 2014 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health will include a special section devoted to exploring the use, provision and potential of LARCs. We will consider original research and review articles (with a maximum length of 6,000 words), as well as commentaries (up to 3,500 words).
Deadline for submission is October 31, 2013.
To submit a manuscript, go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/psrh and follow the instructions for uploading your paper and cover letter. The cover letter should include the complete affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the author with whom we are to correspond. Not all authors are required to sign the letter, but implicit in the submission of a manuscript is an acknowledgment by the corresponding author that all authors are aware that they are being listed, have seen and approved the manuscript, and accept responsibility for its content. Receipt of the manuscript is acknowledged by e-mail.