Provider imposed restrictions to clients’ access to family planning in urban Uttar Pradesh, India

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Calhoun, L. M., Speizer, I. S., Rimal, R. N., Sripad, P., Chatterjee, N., Achyut, P. et al.

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Family Planning

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Biomed Central

This mixed-methods study investigates provider-imposed barriers to the provisioning of family planning, using recent quantitative and qualitative data from urban Uttar Pradesh, India. This study uses a baseline quantitative data collection in six cities in Uttar Pradesh, India from service delivery points (SDP), using facility audits, exit interviews, and provider surveys. The findings highlight the need for in-service training for staff, with a focus on reviewing current guidelines and eligibility criteria for provision of methods.