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Population Council presents new research at the International Conference on Family Planning
Date:11/15/2013

ntries, identify successful characteristics of contraceptive use, help inform governments interested in launching or expanding voucher programs, and recommend focused program designs to achieve supply and demand goals.

  • Key features include effective and inexpensive poverty-based targeting of demand subsidies, prompt and efficient payment to contracted providers, and transparent information systems to facilitate performance monitoring and service verification.

  • Researchers concluded that scaling up voucher programs requires keeping management costs low, maintaining quality of care, focusing on effective targeting, and coordinating family planning voucher subsidies through multiple service delivery channels to meet demand.

    "Results from our research indicate that family planning vouchers can improve equity by effectively reaching poor populations who want but cannot afford their preferred method without a subsidy," said Ben Bellows, Ph.D., Associate, Population Council.

    Oral Presentation: "The Effect of a Voucher Program on the Uptake of Long-Acting and Permanent Methods of Contraception in Kenya" (Ben Bellows, Associate, Population Council on behalf of Sam Wangila Wafula, lead author and former Bixby post-doctoral fellow at the Population Council, Kenya)

    While long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) (e.g., intrauterine devices, implants, and sterilization) can help women avoid unintended pregnancies, existing research showed that only 8.3 percent of Kenyan women of reproductive age were using LAPMs by 2009. Though government health facilities widely offer short-term contraceptives, use of LAPMs is very low given high out-of-pocket costs and limited provider knowledge about insertion.

  • A Council study sought to determine whether vouchers could increase use of LAPMs in Kenya. Following a survey of nearly 3,000 women ages 15-49 years, researchers evaluated the effect of a government-institut
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  • Contact: Sasha Gruber
    sgruber@popcouncil.org
    760-351-6420
    Population Council
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