Produced with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with Save the Children USA, this step-by-step guide explains how to introduce injectable contraceptives - such as Depo Provera (or DMPA) - into an existing community-based distribution (CBD) program. Based on the experience of two recent pilot projects supported by USAID in Uganda and Madagascar, the Implementation Handbook introduces a nine-step process and provides some helpful tools for the CBD of injectables.
Program managers, policy-makers, and others interested in providing greater access to family planning will appreciate the practical guidance offered by this handbook. Given the popularity of injectables among women in many countries, CBD is a strategy that can facilitate access, increase continuity of use, strengthen user satisfaction, and ease client flow at the health centers. It is an appropriate approach in resource-constrained settings.
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