Thursday, December 9 / 14:00 - 15:30 UTC

Session 163
Research Leader Session: New Evidence on Urban Fertility and Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (Sponsored by the IUSSP Panel on Urban FP)

Chair: Thomas LeGrand, University of Montreal
Discussant: Nkechi Owoo, University of Ghana

1. Contraceptive Use Patterns in Urban Africa: Examining Trends in Rich-Poor GapsAlex C. Ezeh, Drexel University; Maurice Anyawie; John G. Cleland, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

2. The Challenge Initiative's "Business Unusual" Scale-up Model and Its Early Impact on Increasing Contraceptive Uptake in Urban Areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and IndiaJ.M. Ian Salas, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

3. More than 50% Urban, a Possible Game Changer for Pakistan’s Slow and Staggered Fertility Transition?Zeba A. Sathar, Population Council; G.M. Arif, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics; Maqsood Sadiq, Population Council.

4. Fertility Stalls in Urban Africa: Where, Who, Why?Bruno D. Schoumaker, Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL); David Sánchez Páez, Université Catholique de Louvain.

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