(December 2017) Successful family planning programs adopt strategies that expand informed, voluntary contraceptive choice. Contraceptive method choice means family planning programs have a variety of contraceptive methods available and fully counsel users about their choices. Well-informed choices should be made case-by-case, based on the individual or couple’s personal goals and priorities, lending to family planning success. Such family planning successes ensure individuals’ rights in health care, and fulfills commitments to quality of care.
This webinar on contraceptive method choice was hosted by Marissa Pine Yeakey (program director, PRB), who was joined by panelists Kate Baye Easton (director of Country Coordinators, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP), Martyn Smith (managing director, FP2020), and Jessica Williamson (data analyst, Avenir Health and Track20 Project). Speakers at the webinar addressed challenges users face in accessing a full range of contraceptive methods, opportunities to expand contraceptive method choice, how contraceptive method choice is measured, and trends in contraceptive method mix data.