A Mixed-Methods Study of Factors Associated with Implanon Removal in Ethiopia: Final Report
March 2017 — FHI 360’s Program Research for Strengthening Services (PROGRESS) project in Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health conducted a study to assess whether women who obtained Implanon, a hormonal contraceptive implant, experienced barriers to having them removed. Researchers developed recommendations for improving service delivery and alleviating identified barriers to implant removal.
Implanon and Other Family Planning Methods Uptake in a Sample of Focus Woredas
May 2012 — FHI 360's Program Research for Strengthening Services (PROGRESS) project evaluated the uptake of Implanon and other family planning methods in a sample of woredas in Ethiopia where health extension workers had been trained on Implanon insertion. Based on service delivery statistics, this report shows that the health extension workers played an important role in expanding access to implants at the community level. However, because nearly all long-acting method users chose Implanon over other long-acting methods, development of strategies to improve uptake of other methods are needed.
Implanon Insertion Training Evaluation Report
May 2012 — This report describes an evaluation by FHI 360, through the Program Research for Strengthening Services (PROGRESS) project, of a training to teach health extension workers in Ethiopia how to insert the one-rod implant Implanon. The training was conducted by the Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP) and the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) as part of the Federal Ministry of Health’s effort to scale up the provision of Implanon in Ethiopia.