Determine Feasibility of and Need

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The global unmet need for family planning remains high, particularly in developing countries. Access to modern methods of contraception in these countries continues to be extremely limited, especially in remote, underserved areas. The shortage of skilled health care workers and weak distribution chains further limit access to family planning services. Because they are subtle and long-lasting, provision of injectable contraceptives by community health workers is a practical contraceptive option for many women in rural areas who lack access to a health facility. It will also be important for you and your stakeholders to determine whether a particular CBD program is suited for the addition of injectable contraceptives to the existing method mix.