This is a formative study aiming to identify the main barriers to the provision and uptake of quality postpartum family planning (PPFP) services at the supply, access, demand, and policy levels in Burkina Faso. This study reveals that there are substantial shortfalls in the availability of quality PPFP at all these levels. Most of the difficulties observed in the provision of PPFP services are due to the failure to translate largely sound policies and guidelines into practice. This study contributes to identifying priority areas and makes recommendations for improvement in order to respond to unmet need for family planning in the postpartum. Furthermore, it suggests that there may be a margin for the expansion of demand, and that improving quality of care could play a role in this.
Daniele, Marina. 2014. "Postpartum family planning in Burkina Faso," STEP UP Research Report. London: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)
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