3.6.3  External/programmatic factors

In most developing countries like Ethiopia, reproductive health services in general, and family planning programmes in particular, are limited and cannot be accessed by everyone. You may learn about some methods that you cannot offer to people in your community because of its unavailability. Moreover, the supplies of the family planning materials may not be regular and reliable.

In most health facilities the space or room for the provision of family planning is integrated with other reproductive health programmes. This can make it really difficult for you to find a place where privacy and confidentiality can be maintained.

You may have to work hard to overcome these various difficulties and provide an effective family planning service for your community, but the benefits of success will have a huge impact on future generations.

3.6.2  Factors related to the client

Summary of Study Session 3