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Table 6 The GGR- a poorly constructed and implemented policy

From: The impacts of the global gag rule on global health: a scoping review

• There is no available documentation of all the actors involved in crafting the GGR.
• Preparation and planning for the implementation of the GGR are generally poor.
• Confusion about the GGR presents differently for stakeholders at the micro, meso, and macro levels of the health system.
• Implementation of the GGR takes a top-down approach with no bottom-up input.
• Since its inception, the GGR has had harmful impacts on more than just family planning, including miscommunication and misunderstanding of policy mandates; segregation of integrated systems; loss of funding and staff; gaged advocacy; disrupted health delivery systems; and reduced health service provision.