Key Role of Drug Shops and Pharmacies for Family Planning in Urban Nigeria and Kenya

Author: 
Meghan Corroon, Essete Kebede, Gean Spektor, Ilene Speizer
Source: 
Global Health: Science and Practice.

Date: 
Friday, 18 November 2016

The Family Planning 2020 initiative aims to reach 120 million new family planning users by 2020. Drug shops and pharmacies are important prviate-sector sources of contraception in many contexts but are less well-understood than public-sector sources, especially in urban environments. This article explores the role that drug shops and pharmacies play in the provision of contraceptive methods in selected urban areas of Nigeria and Kenya as well as factors associated with women's choice of where to obtain these methods.

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