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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Mobile Phone-Based Interventions for Improving Contraception Use

Description of Resource: 
Contraception has significant benefits for the health of women and children. Mobile phone-based interventions have been demonstrated to be effective in other health areas, but not yet in the field of contraception. This systematic review identified 5 trials evaluating mobile phone-based interventions to increase contraception use. Three trials used text messaging to support women in continuing to use a specific method of contraception. Two trials aimed to improve both uptake and continued use of contraception—one with voice and one with text messaging. This review provides limited evidence that interventions delivered by mobile phone improve contraception use.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Family Planning
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Smith C, Gold J, Ngo TD, Sumpter C, Free C. Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2017 Oct 25];(6). doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011159.pub2. Available from: