Previous studies on Norplant® implants in Indonesia have shown that there are a substantial number of implant acceptors, providers, fieldworkers, and volunteers who are unaware of the basic facts about Norplant. In addition, information, education, and communication materials are lacking for providers, fieldworkers, volunteers, and clients. With these issues in mind, the Training and Development Center for Biomedical and Human Reproduction Studies of the National Family Planning Coordinating Board launched an Operations Research intervention study with Study Groups on Human Reproduction from Andalas University, Padang, West Sumatra, and Padjajaran University, Bandung, West Java, with support from the Population Council. The study began on November 1, 1993, and ended on June 30, 1995. The objectives of the study were to provide accurate information on Norplant implants to women prior to insertion, and to assess the effectiveness of a system of approaches to providing information in order to increase acceptors’ knowledge of the implants. This final report presents findings from the study.
Tan, Anthony, Eman Mahdar, Faisal R. Djamal, Hafni Bachtiar, Jayanti Tuladhar, R. Hasan, and R. Hasan M. Hoesni. 1995. "Improvements in knowledge of Norplant® implants acceptors: An intervention study in West Sumatra and West Java," Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project Final Report. Jakarta: Population Council, Study Groups on Biomedical and Human Reproduction, and Training and Development Center for Biomedical and Human Reproduction.
Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project