Expanding the range of contraceptive options helps individuals to make choices appropriate to their needs and circumstances, allows them to switch from one method to another if desired, and reflects a program focus on quality and rights. This policy brief outlines policy and program considerations in order to establish and maintain well-functioning supply chains for an expanded choice of contraceptives: introducing new contraceptive technologies to satisfy the diverse preferences of women and their partners; overcoming access barriers to existing methods such as adverse economic and social circumstances, including gender norms; and maximizing the potential of expanded contraceptive choice by ensuring a robust supply chain and improving provider training and counseling.
Clark, Heather, Saumya RamaRao, Catherine Unthank, Kazuyo Machiyama, and Nandita Thatte. 2018. "Expanding contraceptive choice," Family Planning Evidence Brief. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)