In Senegal, initiatives for mainstreaming the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) in the family planning program are fairly recent. Service statistics indicate, however, that ECP distribution through the public sector is very low. While most users access ECPs through the private sector, the volume of sales is not clear, due to the absence of an operational information system of EC distribution through pharmacies. In an effort to strengthen EC provision in Senegal and reposition EC within the FP program, the Population Council conducted a study in collaboration with the Reproductive Health Division of the Ministry of Health, Senegal to document the positions and perceptions of key opinion leaders who can shape the policy and program framework; as well as documenting providers’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding EC. Support for this study was provided by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, as part of a three-country project also including Nigeria and India
Mane, Babacar, Saumya RamaRao, Martha Brady, Fatou Bintou Mbow, and Ababacar Thiam. 2012. "Attitudes, croyances et pratiques des leaders d'opinion clés (loc) et des prestataires sur la contraception d'urgence (CU) au Sénégal." Dakar: Population Council.
Revitalizing the Emergency Contraception Agenda