Document Type

Case Study

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Through close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, and other partners, STEP UP generated strong evidence and cultivated ongoing collaboration that contributed to policy changes and program expansions to increase access to menstrual regulation with medication (MRM). Study results demonstrate that MRM is acceptable and effective in Bangladesh, and has thus been legalized and folded into the national FP program and scaled up nationwide. However, ongoing observation and studies are still needed to understand whether the efficacy and acceptability of MRM remains the case when services are delivered at scale on a national level. Furthermore, the role of the private sector in women’s access to MRM, especially considering that the government has little control over the drugs sold in pharmacies, must be considered.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/rh4.1027

Language

English

Project

Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)

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