August 13, 2020

“You better use the safer one… leave this one”: the role of health providers in women’s pursuit of their preferred family planning methods

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Universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services is pivotal to ensuring gender equality. In high-income countries, patient-provider  interactions have been shown to shape women’s decisions about contraception, with poor exchanges decreasing method uptake and satisfaction. While significant progress has been made to increase women’s access to SRH services, in low- and middle-income countries, little is known about the quality of family planning patient-provider interactions. The primary objective of this analysis was to explore the role of health care providers in women’s family planning decision-making in Ethiopia.