Topline Results of Rapid Assessment of Barriers to Family Planning Use

Source
Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown

This study  was carried out to assess the social and cultural similarities between Benin and Mali with regards to barriers to family planning (FP) use. This study was undertaken because a FP project intended for Mali was relocated to Benin after the Malian coup in March 2012.  Since the countries had similar, but not identical, cultural and social characteristics, this study was carried out to assess the differences and similarities.

The rapid assessment was carried out in six villages in Couffo, Benin.This information was collected to guide efforts to adapt social network intervention approaches, originally designed to address unmet need in Mali, for the Benin context.