Access to Modern Contraceptives

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) aware of at least one place where they can obtain a modern contraceptive method
% de femmes en âge de procréer (15-49 ans) connaissant au moins un endroit où elles peuvent obtenir une méthode contraceptive moderne
% žen v reproduktivním věku (15-49 let), které znají alespoň jedno místo kde mohou získat moderní antikoncepční metodu

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) aware of at least one place where they can obtain a modern contraceptive method

French: % de femmes en âge de procréer (15-49 ans) connaissant au moins un endroit où elles peuvent obtenir une méthode contraceptive moderne

Czech: % žen v reproduktivním věku (15-49 let), které znají alespoň jedno místo kde mohou získat moderní antikoncepční metodu

What is its purpose?

The indicator assesses the proportion of women of reproductive age aware of where they can obtain a modern contraceptive – one of the essential pre-conditions for practicing effective family planning.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of women aged 15-49 years:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: Do you know of any place where you can obtain a method for helping you to delay or avoid getting pregnant?

A1: yes / no

 

(if the previous answer is YES, verify it by asking the following two questions)

 

Q2: What types of method can you obtain in this place?

A2:

1) a modern contraceptive method was NOT stated

2) a modern contraceptive method was stated – specify which one:

  > pill

  > intra uterine device (IUD)

  > injectables

  > implants

  > male condom

  > female condom

  > diaphragm

  > foam/ jelly

  > lactational amenorrhea method

  > cyclebeads

  > female sterilization

  > male sterilization

  > other – specify: ……………………….

 

(ask the following question only if the respondent stated previously one of the pre-defined modern contraceptive methods)

 

Q3: Where can you obtain this contraceptive method?

A3:

1) the respondent does not know a specific place

2) the respond knows a concrete place – specify:

  > local health facility

  > local pharmacy

  > health facility in the nearest bigger town

  > pharmacy in the nearest bigger town

  > other – specify: ………………………

 

Note: adjust the options based on your pre-testing and knowledge of the most common options.

 

Calculate the indicator’s value by dividing the number of respondents who know a specific place where they can obtain a modern contraceptive method by the total number of respondents and multiplying the result by 100.

Important Comments

1) Always verify whether the respondent really knows a specific place and does not just say, for example, (somewhere) “in a district town” or (somewhere) “in a pharmacy”, without knowing a concrete place.

 

2) Disaggregate the data by the respondent’s age (15-19, 20-24, 25-49), location (rural/ urban), socio-economic characteristics (wealth quintile, level of education) and marital status.

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