This technical report describes a model for providing the Population Council’s Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring (PCVR) through integrated FP/Immunization (FP/I) services, the core components of the model, the types of inputs required, and the steps for introduction and scale-up. It describes how the PCVR can be offered to breastfeeding women in the first year following childbirth. A methodology for implementation of the PCVR-Family Planning/Immunization model (also referred to as PCVR-FP/I) has been designed to introduce the PCVR in the context of accessibility, choice, equity, and, quality. A proposed structure to introduce and integrate the PCVR has been outlined and described in three phases: design, start-up, and scale-up. This report serves as a guideline to successfully introduce the PCVR through integrated FP/I services and may be used by FP/RH service implementers and program managers when implementing and integrating the PCVR into their programs and policies.
Chattopadhyay, Ishita, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao. 2015. "Offering progesterone contraceptive vaginal rings for postpartum women through integrated family planning and immunization services." Washington, DC: Population Council.
Delivering Contraceptive Vaginal Rings; The Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring: Expanding Contraceptive Options in Africa