Session Date: April 23, 2021
Session Description: Adolescents and youth have limited access to the full range of contraceptives including Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives mostly due to health care provider’s bias and stigma. Unmet need for contraceptives is high; 30.3% and 20.3% among 15-19 and 20-24-year old women respectively. Young people are most likely to use short-acting methods, with injectables being the most common. Understanding and paying attention to this sub-group regarding their contraceptive choices will positively impact Ethiopia’s population health, well-being, and future economic growth. Pathfinder, through USAID Transform: Primary Health Care, has collaborated with public health facilities to build the capacity of YFS providers through skills-based and task-oriented training in expanding method choice for adolescents and youth.