A workshop was held in England in 2004 to identify the most promising interventions for increasing access to the IUD and to generate protocols for small-scale operations research projects to be undertaken in selected countries. Participants were academics, policymakers, program staff, and service providers from Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, and Nepal. The workshop objectives were to review international experiences with approaches to increase access to and use of the IUD; identify factors explaining the decline in IUD use in many countries; identify factors favoring client demand for IUD; review barriers to effective IUD service delivery; identify issues of access and equity in provision for poor and under-served groups; and prepare the basic elements for protocols for operations research studies to address the factors identified. Participants made nine presentations of research projects and developed OR project proposals that could later be finalized and submitted for funding. This report summarizes the presentations, proposals, and outcomes.
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