The Population Council undertook this study to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding emergency contraception (ECPs) among providers in public and private facilities and pharmacies in India. This study’s objectives were: 1) to assess providers’ knowledge of ECP’s biological mechanism; 2) to understand providers’ knowledge and attitudes about ECP’s safety, effectiveness, and availability as an over-the-counter drug; and 3) to identify providers’ definitions of “repeated use” and profiling of women who are “repeated users” of ECP. The study recommends intervention programs and advocacy strategies to increase knowledge and access to ECP.
Khan, M.E., Deepthi S. Varma, Isha Bhatnagar, Anvita Dixit, and Martha Brady. 2012. "Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding emergency contraception in India: Final survey report." New Delhi: Population Council.
Revitalizing the Emergency Contraception Agenda