Expanding Long-Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africa to Meet FP2020 Goals

Short-term family planning methods have traditionally been used here, and long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent contraceptive methods (LARC/PM) have been under-utilised despite their effectiveness and low cost. To increase women’s contraceptive choice and address the unmet need in sub-Saharan Africa, Marie Stopes International (MSI) has implemented a cross-country LARC/PM expansion programme. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the programme in expanding access to a range of LARC/PM and addressing the unmet need in 11 sub-Saharan African countries between 2008 and 2012.

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Length: 
6 pp
Year: 
2013
Organization: 
Marie Stopes International
Languages: 
English