To improve access to emergency contraception (ECP) and ensure that adequate information is provided to all users, the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, the Population Council, and Population Services International-Kenya undertook a three-year effort to mainstream ECP in Kenya. This brief presents the results of this initiative and discusses strategies for further strengthening ECP provision. Kenya has emerged as a leader in ECP programming in the region and has demonstrated that it is possible to strengthen ECP services in both the public and private sectors while at the same time increasing public awareness, knowledge, and use of the method. The Kenyan experience can serve as a model for other countries on the continent interested in mainstreaming ECP services.
Keesbury, Jill, Monica Wanjiru, and Katherine Maina. 2010. "Mainstreaming emergency contraception pills in Kenya," policy brief. Nairobi: Population Council.
Mainstreaming Emergency Contraception in Kenya