Age Matters: Differential Impact of Service Quality on Contraceptive Uptake Among Post-Abortion Clients in Kenya

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This paper shows research on the impact of high quality, user-friendly, comprehensive sliding-scale post-abortion services on clients’ uptake of contraception in a Kenyan town. Clients varied from ages 10-46 and received confidential family planning counseling and contraceptives at no additional costs. The findings of this study suggest that availability, affordability and youth-friendliness are not sufficient to overcome psycho-social barriers to contraceptive use for sexually-active young people in Kenya. Mellissa Withers and co-authors examine the need for a more youth-friendly community that supports responsible sexuality among adolescents. This paper was published June 1, 2012, in Culture, Health & Sexuality.

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Authors: Mellissa Withers, PhD, Paula Tavrow, PhD; N. Ardika Adinata
Published By: Culture, Health & Sexuality
Date: June 1, 2012
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