This policy brief explores the views of key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the field of reproductive health and family welfare on provision of emergency contraception (ECPs). The study’s objective was to gain a better understanding of how the attitudes and beliefs of KOLs might influence policy and program implementation, either encouraging or opposing ECP promotion and service delivery. Results suggest strong support by the majority of KOLs to continue the sale of ECP as an over-the-counter drug. KOLs also emphasized the importance of comprehending and addressing the main barriers to ECP provision and use: poor knowledge, lack of training, moral reservations, biases, and misuse
Khan, M.E., Isha Bhatnagar, Deepthi S. Varma, and Anvita Dixit. 2012. "Key opinion leaders' views regarding emergency contraception in India," program brief. New York: Population Council.
Revitalizing the Emergency Contraception Agenda
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