A Matter of Fact, a Matter of Choice: The Case for Investing in Permanent Contraceptive Methods

This report provides data on use of permanent methods, analyzes challenges to their wider availability, and describes programming approaches that have resulted in widespread, equitable provision of permanent methods at a national scale in Malawi and Tanzania. The paper argues that making permanent methods widely available and equitably accessible as a voluntarily chosen method option in low-resource countries is not only feasible, cost-effective, and popular with clients—it is an ethical imperative. 

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Length: 
24 pp
Year: 
2014
Organization: 
The Respond Project
Languages: 
English