Kupanua Chaguo Madhubuti za Kuzuia Mimba (EECO) project is delighted to partner with Knowledge SUCCESS to bring you this curated collection of resources to guide the introduction of new contraceptive products.
Are you working to add a new method choice to a national family planning program?
Are you planning the launch of a new contraceptive product in the private sector?
Does your work include market-shaping efforts to improve global access to more family planning options?
And if you answered yes to any of the above, do you find it challenging to locate the most helpful and relevant tools to guide your work in any of these areas?
If so, read on.
Your work on contraceptive product introduction has the potential for far-reaching impact. “Health concerns” and “infrequent sex” are the top self-reported reasons for non-use of contraception among women with an unmet need for modern family planning methods in low- na nchi za kipato cha kati. Many of these women say they want more contraceptive options that are non-hormonal, have milder or no side effects, or can be used on-demand. Alongside other efforts to advance universal health coverage, the launch and scale-up of more contraceptive choices can support finding a method that suits an individual’s needs and preferences, prevents unintended pregnancies, and fulfills their reproductive intentions.
To support your work, USAID’s Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project has curated the 20 Rasilimali Muhimu: Utangulizi wa Bidhaa za Kuzuia Mimba mkusanyiko. The selected resources can support program planners’ and implementers’ efforts to analyze whether to make new contraceptive technologies available and how best to do so.
A wide range of contraceptive method choices is needed to meet the diverse needs and preferences of women and men at different stages of their lives. The addition of new options to family planning programs can contribute to broader efforts to expand method choice and support people to achieve their reproductive intentions.
EECO combed the literature and gathered expert input to identify and describe these featured resources, which range from seminal works that remain relevant to cutting-edge approaches published just this year.
The collection encompasses a mix of publications, videos, and online tools categorized into the following topics: