The Population Council conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive, multicountry study in India, Nigeria, and Senegal aimed at understanding the attitudes, beliefs, and practices of providers and key opinion leaders (KOLs) regarding the provision and use of emergency contraception (ECP). The overarching goal of this study was to investigate and document providers’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding ECP, and to capture the opinions and insights of providers and KOLs on a range of policy and program issues. Findings indicate that many provider-related barriers can be overcome through implementation of targeted interventions such as training and values clarification, whereas other barriers will require a broader strategy to address contextual and health systems-level factors that hinder women’s access to ECP. The brief includes a number of interventions that might prove useful in addressing these barriers.
Brady, Martha, M.E. Khan, Babatunde A. O. Ahonsi, Babacar Mane, Ian Askew, and Saumya RamaRao. 2012. "Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning emergency contraception: A multicountry study in India, Nigeria, and Senegal," program brief. New York: Population Council.
Revitalizing the Emergency Contraception Agenda