Contextual barriers and coping strategies for uptake of modern contraceptive services and commodities in a selected community in Uganda: Highlights from a rapid qualitative assessment
March-April 2014 — The Communication for Healthy Communities program conducted an assessment in one district in Uganda where low uptake of modern contraceptives is accompanied by high unmet need for family planning. The research used focus group discussions and in-depth interviews to identify barriers to uptake of modern contraceptives. The decision-making considerations of successful users of modern contraceptives were of particular interest. The results from this study were analyzed using the four cross-cutting levels of the Socio-Ecological Model: information, motivation, ability to act, and perceived social and gender norms. Read the report to learn about recommendations for social and behavior change communication programming to help reduce barriers to family planning services and products.