Community health worker provision of family planning is recognized as a high-impact practice for extending reproductive services to women, especially those who live in hard-to-reach areas. The emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) offers women a second chance to prevent an unwanted pregnancy in the event of failure to use a contraceptive method, failure of the method itself, and rape. Globally, only a third of social marketing programs distribute ECPs, and the proportion is even smaller among community-based family planning programs. Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) supports the integration of ECPs into community-based family planning programs to ensure more women can prevent unwanted pregnancies.
A formative assessment exploring what factors play into emergency contraceptive pill usage and acceptability through community health workers with key stakeholders in Uganda.