Over the past few years, well-established family planning (FP) organizations in developing countries, such as INPPARES, the IPPF affiliate in Peru, have strived to implement the Cairo Agenda. In the process of including reproductive health (RH) in FP care, they have dedicated human resources and infrastructure to provide RH services seldom offered in the past. The problem these organizations now face is to increase use of the newly available RH care. Currently, clients seeking FP services may leave clinics unaware of the other RH care provided. At a time when international donors are phasing out financial assistance, the partially idle infrastructure that these NGOs maintain is a drain of their scant resources. To increase demand for such services, INPPARES developed an interactive pamphlet that asked questions about a client’s health and informed them about the various services at its Patres clinic in Lima, Peru. Results of the post-test-only experiment conducted to evaluate the impact of the folder on client behavior are summarized in this report.
Leon, Federico R., Anibal Velasquez, Lissette Jimenez, and Alicia Calderon. 1998. "Increasing demand for reproductive health services in a Peruvian clinic," INOPAL Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.