Title

Family planning counselling and use among clients seeking abortion services in private health facilities in Kenya

Document Type

Article (peer-reviewed)

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

This paper examines family planning service provision and use among clients seeking abortion services in private health facilities in Kenya. Data are from observations of client-provider interactions and exit interviews conducted in May–June 2013 with 125 clients from 30 private clinics in Kisumu, Nairobi, and Mombasa counties. Analysis entails simple frequencies, cross-tabulations with Chi-square tests, and estimation of multivariate logistic regression models. The results show that: (1) although 78% of the clients had used family planning before, it was mostly short-acting methods such as condoms (44%), injectables (35%), oral (40%) and emergency (26%) pills; (2) providers did not counsel clients on family planning in 20% of the consultations while clients were offered a method in 47% of the consultations; and (3) among clients who had ever used family planning and accepted a method during the visit, 60% chose a different method with the shift being from short-acting to long-term methods.

DOI

10.11564/28-3-615

Language

English

Project

Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)

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