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A Situation Analysis of Family Planning in Ethiopia: Brief

2012 — A PROGRESS-supported situation analysis by the FMOH assessed the readiness of Ethiopia's health system to expand the delivery of family planning services — especially long-acting methods — in select sites. The analysis found that most health facilities had the capacity to provide short-acting methods and had the basic infrastructure to provide intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. Provider interest in these long-acting methods also existed, although the analysis concluded that further training on the methods would be necessary to expand coverage. The analysis also identified possible barriers to the uptake of long-acting methods, including low awareness of the methods and provider restrictions related to age, parity, marital status, menstruation and the need for a husband's consent to use contraception. Results of the situation analysis are also available as a full report (PDF, 859 KB).