Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Pakistan faces a number of challenges to increasing modern contraceptive use. Although there are encouraging signs, such as improved male participation, the addition of about four million current FP users, from 2007 to 2013, and a responsive policy environment with demonstrated political and financial commitment to meeting the country’s FP2020 goals, the task that lies ahead is still huge. This report presents the findings of a landscape analysis of family planning (FP) in Pakistan by the Population Council in 2015 and 2016, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This landscape analysis assesses both demand and supply side shortcomings in the FP market, and provides a comprehensive assessment of consumers, service provision, contraceptive supply, and policy and regulations to help identify opportunities for investment that could catalyze an escalation in contraceptive prevalence. Based on the landscape, the report proposes 13 areas of major investments for addressing demand and supply side challenges to FP in Pakistan.

DOI

10.31899/rh8.1071

Language

English

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