ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES IN RURAL 2016 - REPOA
This study has explored how quality issues in delivering family planning services (supply side), and attitudinal and behavioural issues of the potential users (demand side) merge together to influence adoption of family planning methods. The subject was explored by blending Bruce’s (1990) quality of care of family planning services framework with an access framework with five determinants of decisions to use and sustain family planning services (availability, accessibility, affordability, adequacy, and acceptability of the services). Two districts, Misungwi and Ukerewe in Mwanza region, one of the regions with the lowest contraceptive prevalence rates, were used as case studies. Data were collected from providers of health services, clients of family planning services, and men and women non-users in catchment areas of the sampled health facilities.