|Type||Journal Article - Contraception and Reproductive Medicine|
|Title||Young peoples’ interface with providers of contraceptive care: a simulated client study in two Ugandan districts|
Young people in Uganda have a large unmet need for modern contraception, and the reasons are unclear. This study describes young peoples’ experiences of contraceptive care, client-provider interactions and its aftermath on choice, access and satisfaction.
Simulated client method, with 128 encounters with providers in public and private health care facilities was used. Semi-structured narrative debriefing and a structured questionnaire were used to collect data. Content analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were applied.
Both qualitative and quantitative results highlight favorable reception, provider bias, low client satisfaction and reservations about contraceptive methods. Two thirds of the providers choose a contraceptive method for the client. The clients reported satisfaction with contraceptive services in 29 % of the consultations. Privacy was reported to be observed in 42 % and clients felt respectfully treated in 50 % of the consultations. However, most clients would not recommend the visited facility to others. Client-provider interactions revealed contradictory views on methods to use, whether to first have children, and whether to use contraceptives at all. Younger clients seemed to be treated differently than older clients; contraceptives were provided after a prolonged debate. Inaccurate information about contraceptives was provided and costs were high. Providers conveyed potential adverse effects of contraceptives to young people in a way that indicated providers own fears and doubts.
Young people are not able to exercise their rights to choose, obtain and use contraceptives when needed. Overall satisfaction with the services was rated low and client- provider interactions were often unfavorable.
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