Opportunities to Improve FP Programming in Afghanistan

Findings from a Secondary Analysis of the 2015 Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey

Despite the desire of most Afghans to have a large family, a substantial unmet need for spacing births demonstrates the potential for increased voluntary uptake of modern contraceptives in Afghanistan. Focusing on those who intend to use contraception in the future could nearly double the country’s modern contraceptive prevalence rate in the near term. Limited method choice, gaps in service delivery, and the perception that injectable contraceptives are not suitable for spacing must be addressed among intenders in order to realize the potential.

SHOPS Plus project conducted a secondary analysis of the 2015 Afghanistan DHS data and facilitated participatory workshops to develop recommendations that public and private sector stakeholders can adopt to accelerate Afghanistan’s progress toward achieving its Family Planning 2020 commitments.

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Author

SHOPS Plus

Contributor

SHOPS Plus

Published
September 2019
Resource Types
Brief
Country
Afghanistan
Technical Area
Total Market Approach
Health Area
Family Planning
Keywords
condoms
contraceptives
fertility
injectables
intrauterine device
long-acting permanent methods
social marketing
sustainability
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