Percent of women of reproductive age who know at least one family planning source

 

Definition:

The percent of women of reproductive age (WRA) (15-49) who know at least one source to obtain a family planning (FP) product or service, disaggregated by identified source, age group of respondents, geographic location, education attainment levels, wealth quintile, and urban or rural status. This is in response to the question, “Can you please tell me one source to obtain a family planning product or service?”

This indicator is calculated as:

(Total number of WRA who respond that they know of a place where an FP method can be obtained/Total number of WRA) x 100 

Data Sources:

Population-based survey

Purpose:

Increasing product use and expanding the market requires that all potential future users have the ability to access FP products and services. Knowledge of an FP source is a prerequisite for access.

References:

Meekers, D., Haynes, S. C., & Kampa, K. (2016). Handbook for research on the family planning market, volume 2: Tool and resources for an in-depth analysis of the family planning market. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-16-131b