5 Behavioral Science Tips for Integrating Health Services So People Actually Use Them

In Senegal, over a third of postpartum women who want to delay or avoid additional pregnancy do not use a modern method of contraception. This is despite the fact that most Senegalese women know about family planning and have access to services.

To reach these women, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, with support from IntraHealth International, launched an integrated services pilot program. The idea was simple: since 70% of children are fully vaccinated, and many mothers at immunization sessions want family planning services, why not offer family planning during routine immunization services?

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