Expanding access to a new, more affordable levonorgestrel intrauterine system in Kenya: Service delivery costs compared with other contraceptive methods and perspectives of key opinion leaders
The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is one of the most effective forms of contraception. In this study, the authors calculated the direct service delivery costs per couple-years of protection of various family planning methods and interviewed key opinion leaders. The costs of a new LNG-IUS compares favorably with other contraceptive methods common in Kenya. These results indicate that introducing a new, more affordable LNG-IUS product could help expand choice for women in Kenya and increase use of long-acting reversible contraception.