This study examines providers’ and key opinion leaders’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) in Senegal, and synthesizes the findings to suggest program and policy recommendations. Analysis of providers’ opinions and beliefs reveals that although many providers believe ECP is a safe product, persistent negative views remain. KOLs and providers recognize the importance of ECP for preventing unintended pregnancy and are supportive of the integration of ECP into national guidelines. They note, however, the need to improve accessibility and quality of provision. Given the magnitude of sexual violence and abuse, considerable interest exists in devising strategies to protect the sexual and reproductive health and welfare of adolescents and young women, including through enhancing the provision of ECP.
Mane, Babacar, Martha Brady, Saumya RamaRao, and Fatou Bintou Mbow. 2012. "Providers' and key opinion leaders' attitudes and practices regarding emergency contraception in Senegal: Key findings," program brief. New York: Population Council.
Revitalizing the Emergency Contraception Agenda