Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda.
Bottom Line: The large majority (89%) were continuing family planning users.Almost half of the drug shop clients had switched from other providers, primarily from government health clinics, mostly as a result of more convenient locations, shorter waiting times, and fewer stock-outs in drug shops.Drug shops can be a viable and convenient source of short-acting contraceptive methods, including DMPA, serving as a complement to government services.
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Mentions: About 11% of all interviewed drug shop clients were new family planning clients (Table 3). Most (79%) of the drug shop clients were using DMPA while 10% were using oral contraceptives and 11% were using condoms. The trend was similar among new family planning clients, with 79% choosing DMPA, and 9.7% each for condoms and pills (Figure 1).
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