Reducing Structural Barriers to Foster Positive Norms Around Contraceptive Behaviors

Structural barriers exist at the household, community, and societal levels that prevent women, and particularly adolescents, from seeking and accessing information and services. To better address the reasons for unmet need, we require a keener understanding of the structural factors underpinning a lack of contraceptive use associated with girls’ and women’s familial, social, and economic circumstances, in addition to the power dynamics they face in relationships with partners.

The Evidence Project is working to identify and address the persistent structural barriers that limit access to family planning services, especially among youth.