This report documents a service evaluation of Marie Stopes (MS) India’s mobile outreach program in the state of Rajasthan, which was conducted by the Population Council between March and October 2012. This study was made possible through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Support for International Family Planning Organizations–Marie Stopes International project. It provides important findings on the safety and effectiveness of MS India’s outreach program in expanding choice and access to long-acting reversible contraception methods and voluntary surgical permanent methods of contraception, as well as recommendations for MS India and other family planning programs to consider in scaling up and strengthening the provision of mobile outreach services. The study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of providing tubal ligation and IUDS through MS India’s mobile outreach services in the state of Rajasthan, and the importance of using this service model to increase access and choices for poor men and women living in rural areas.
Aruldas, Kumudha, M.E. Khan, Jaleel Ahmad, and Anvita Dixit. 2014. "Increasing choice of and access to family planning services via outreach in Rajasthan, India." New Delhi: Population Council.