This report forms part of a multipronged investigation to determine why, despite evident unmet need for family planning, contraceptive prevalence especially for modern methods remains so low in Pakistan. The research, conducted by the Population Council with the support of the Research and Advocacy Fund, consists of four component studies: 1) review of relevant academic, program, and policy literature; 2) a qualitative study of perspectives of men, women, and service providers in the country on family planning; 3) a situation analysis of contraceptive quality, supply, and access factors at health facilities; and 4) an examination of supply issues affecting the availability of contraceptives. This report presents the latter two studies.
Rashida, Gul, Iram Kamran, Khan Muhammad, Rehan M. Niazi, and Tahira Parveen. 2015. "The availability and quality of family planning services across eight districts in Pakistan: The potential and the constraints." Islamabad: Population Council.