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Fears, Misconceptions, and Side Effects of Modern Contraception in Kenya

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Kenya FP Fears ReportC-Change collaborated with Kenya’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) from May 2011 to July 2012 on a qualitative research study to understand fear-related obstacles in the uptake and continued use of modern contraception, as well as the factors that may influence decisions around contraceptive choice.

The results of this study can be found in the research report entitled, “Fears, Misconceptions, and Side Effects of Modern Contraception in Kenya: Opportunities for Social and Behavior Change Communication.” Results from this research can be used to create guidelines and recommendations for developing evidence-based SBCC interventions to promote modern methods available in Kenya. Notably, individuals and couples indicate growing receptivity to the concept of contraception, both for spacing and limiting births. A brief summary of results can be found in the C-Change research brief.

The C-Change Senior Research Advisor and DRH/MoPHS Program Officer presented the preliminary results of this report at a dissemination event on 18 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya-FP-Fears-Research-Report_FINAL.pdf1.69 MB
Kenya-ModernContraception-ResearchBrief-2012.pdf1.08 MB