This report is the third in a series of summaries produced in connection with the operations research project “Enhancing Access to Family Planning Services through the Introduction of Emergency Contraception.” Launched in September 1997, the project explores the many issues surrounding the introduction and delivery of emergency contraception services in a developing country context. The study compares the introduction of two different emergency contraception pills—the combined oral contraceptive PC-4, introduced in Zambia in 1997, and the progestin-only contraceptive Postinor-2, introduced by this study in the following year. Client histories showed only minor differences in the attitudes of emergency contraception users toward the two methods, but the study highlights important differences between the two products, some of which could have implications for service delivery.
Skibiak, John P., Yusuf Ahmed, and M. Ketata. 1999. "Comparing alternative products in the provision of emergency contraception," Africa OR/TA Project II Final Report. Nairobi: Population Council.
Africa OR/TA Project II