Improving Contraceptive Use Dynamics

Contraceptive-use dynamics encompasses a wide range of contraceptive-use issues and varies across and within countries. To inform targeted interventions, the factors that influence method choice and use dynamics over the life course need to be examined. With this in mind, the Evidence Project is examining country-specific contraceptive-use patterns and trends, focusing on several key areas of contraceptive-use dynamics: measurement of unmet need, determinants of method choice, factors of contraceptive discontinuation, and contraceptive-switching practices. The project will explore these issues using a variety of data sources including longitudinal data, qualitative data, national demographic and health survey (DHS) data, and health management information systems (HMIS) and service statistics.