Although the Indonesian Norplant® program is unique in terms of scale and pace of expansion, it also characterizes many of the operational problems that other developing countries are likely to confront as they expand their Norplant programs. Many of the concerns—such as screening and counseling, use-effectiveness, removal on demand, and tracking and notification systems for five-year removal—can only be answered through research on the Indonesian program. As this report states, operations research on issues related to Norplant within the Indonesian program will be of direct relevance to the growing number of Norplant programs in other developing countries. While the Indonesian program represents the largest and most ambitious Norplant program in the world, much remains unknown about many aspects of service delivery and use-dynamics. This survey provides essential information that the BKKBN and other Indonesian and international family planning organizations can use to improve the quality of Norplant services and to increase the effective use of this method.
Bratakoesoema, Dinan S., Abdul Rodjak, Sulaiman Sastrawinata, Faisal R. Djamal, Hafni Bachtiar, Masrul, and Nadra B. Azwar. 1993. "The 1992 Indonesia Norplant® Use-Dynamics Diagnostic Study," Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project Final Report. Jakarta: Population Council and Indonesia National Family Planning Coordinating Board (BKKBN).
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