INCREASING FAMILY PLANNING UPTAKE: LEARNING FROM A FAILED SOMALI HEALTH CARE WORKER CONFIDENTIALITY TRAINING

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Somali Utilization rates of modern contraception are some of the lowest in the world. With a growing population and weak health systems, the existing population has an acute need to increase utilization of modern contraception.

Through PSI Somali Advocates for Health and Nutrition (SAHAN) demand creation program, Somali women participated in this program described the health care worker professionalism as a significant barrier for women in accessing family planning information or services.

An intervention was designed and tested to address the finding that a key barrier to uptake of modern family planning methods is that women do not trust healthcare workers to respect their privacy.