December 1, 2017

Expanding Method Choice in Africa with Long-Acting Methods: IUDs, Implants or Both?

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Authors: Lenka Benova, John Cleland, Marina AS Daniele, Moazzam Ali

Journal: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43(4). December 2017

The objective of this article is to review key components of LARC uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of guiding policies and programs. We assess trends in access to the IUD and implant, including method knowledge and availability at facilities; examine trends in use, source of supply, discontinuation and characteristics of users; and discuss the prospects for expanding method choice by increasing the availability of LARCs in national programs and the policy implications of our results.