Year of Publication
Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
Master of Public Administration
Dr. JS Butler
Family planning and contraceptive use is becoming an area of emphasis for developing countries. The important role family planning has in the growth and development of personal wealth and the larger economy is already well understood. However, there is little information about how planning, policy, and programmatic decisions influence contraceptive consumption. Accordingly, this paper established an index which explores the weight program planning, contraceptive delivery, and national policies have on contraceptive consumption. The index was established through a factor analysis which utilized monthly indicators from the dissemination of a novel contraceptive product called Sayana Press® in twelve developing countries. Results showed, an index which weighed program planning and logistical indicators heavier than indicators evaluating contraceptive delivery or national policies was associated with an increase in contraceptive consumption. The results of this paper emphasize the importance factors surrounding program planning and logistics have on the consumption of a novel contraceptive product in developing countries.
Westling, Matthew, "Impact of Government Regulations and Programmatic Decisions on Demand for a Novel Contraceptive Product in Developing Countries" (2020). MPA/MPP/MPFM Capstone Projects. 396.