'Get a Permanent Smile' -- Increasing Awareness Of, Access To, and Utilization of Vasectomy Services in Ghana

In 2003, the Ghana Health Service, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Ghana, and EngenderHealth (under its former cooperative agreement) collaborated on a pilot program in Accra and Kumasi metropolitan areas to explore whether vasectomy is a viable contraceptive choice when site interventions that focus on issues of quality and access are coupled with effective and strategic interventions aimed at public awareness. The aim was to make this method available and put the choice into the hands of Ghanaian couples. This publication describes the program and its approach and strategies, the results, and lessons learned.
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Length: 
4 p
Year: 
2006
Organization: 
EngenderHealth/The ACQUIRE Project
Languages: 
English