In 2005, the Kenya Ministry of Health, Department of Reproductive Health (DRH), began an initiative to strengthen the provision of emergency contraception (EC) in the public sector. As a first step, 700,000 units of the dedicated EC product Postinor 2 were procured by UNFPA for use in government facilities and select providers were trained on its administration. In 2006, the DRH requested assistance from ECafrique, the African Forum on Emergency Contraception, to expand access to the product. This report documents the results of a diagnostic assessment conducted at the outset of this initiative. It examines the provision and utilization of EC in the public sector to inform future program strategies. Upon request from the DRH and the United Nations Population Fund, this assessment also gathered data on two other “underutilized methods” of family planning: female condoms (FCs) and intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).
Keesbury, Jill, Benter Owino, and Spike Bradford. 2007. "Emergency contraception, female condoms and IUDs in Kenya's public sector: Findings from a national diagnostic assessment." Nairobi: Population Council.
Mainstreaming Emergency Contraception in Kenya
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