Background: Many Kenyan women return home after delivery or pregnancy loss without a family planning (FP) method. Skilled providers, facility readiness and client knowledge of PPFP are key to providing PPFP services. Method: A quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess the effect of a multifaceted intervention on PPFP use among women in Kenya. Preliminary quantitative data on PPFP counseling and use were collected December 2017-December 2018 from 46 private and public facilities. Results: Over the 13-month period, PPFP counseling increased by 55% in the intervention facilities, as compared to a 19% increase in the control facilities. Immediate postpartum FP use increased by 20% in the intervention and fell by 2% in the control. Post-pregnancy-loss FP uptake was 67% and 43% in the intervention and control facilities, respectively. Conclusion: Interventions that target provider skills, facility system preparedness, clients’ needs and community perspectives are affiliated with increased PPFP counseling and method uptake.
Presented in Session 10. Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior & Reproductive Health 2