Optimization of family planning service in Ukraine in the realization of modern strategy of woman health maintenance


  • Ю. Г. Антипкін SI “Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Ukraine
  • В. В. Камінський P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine
  • Т. Ф. Татарчук SI “Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Ukraine




family planning, resolution, contraception


The primary objective of the reproductive health services system and its individual institutions are, namely: to implement the strategy of women management starting from their fetal life to the old age and ensure quality of life in adolescence, reproductive and postmenopausal periods. Maternal and child death rates are above respectives rates in European countries, and utilization rate of modern contraceptive methods in Ukraine remains low. This can be explained by both, poor awareness of women and insufficient training of medical personnel. In this context, the top priority still is awareness-raising and further implementation of the strategy on reliable contraception means and methods along with effective preconception care as a potent component of family planning.

Taking into account modern global trends, the principal goal of Family Planning Service in Ukraine is to improve women’s quality of life and time of active ageing, which achievement can be facilitated by the implementation of 3 priority tasks:

• continued realization of the strategy on reliable contraception use and implementation of effective preconception care to abortions prevention and maternal and newborns mortality rates reduction;

• reduction cardiovascular and oncological diseases incidence rate in women through development and implementation of respective screening programs, informational and preventive measures;

• implementation of best international practices with respect to Family Planning Service efficacy, review and update of family planning clinical protocol with further implementation of such practices at the national and regional levels.

Considering this, the Resolution of Advisory Board outlines the main tasks for the implementation of modern international experience and its further implementation at the national level, and amendments to clinical protocol of primary, secondary (specialized) and tertiary (highly specialized) medical care (approved by the order of MOH of Ukraine No. 59 dated January 21, 2014) “Family Planning”. The main additions and comments touched upon the issues of micronutrient status and reproductive health of women, contraceptive methods for women in perimenopause, counseling and selection of contraceptive methods for HIV-positive women. Particular attention was paid to counseling and selection of contraceptive methods for women military personnel.

Author Biographies

Ю. Г. Антипкін, SI “Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine”

MD, professor, academician of the NAMS of Ukraine, Director, president of the Association of Pediatricians of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council of clinical medicine at the Presidium of NAMS of Ukraine, Chief Specialist in Pediatrics in system of the NAMS of Ukraine

В. В. Камінський, P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

MD, professor, corresponding member of the NAMS of Ukraine, chief specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, head of the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology Department

Т. Ф. Татарчук, SI “Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine”

MD, professor, corresponding member of the NAMS of Ukraine, chief specialist in Pediatric Gynecology at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, deputy director for research work, chief of the Endocrine Gynecology Department


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How to Cite

Антипкін, Ю. Г., Камінський, В. В., & Татарчук, Т. Ф. (2017). Optimization of family planning service in Ukraine in the realization of modern strategy of woman health maintenance. REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, (35), 7–16. https://doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2017.35.7-16



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