Study protocol for Post Pregnancy Family Planning Choices, an operations research study examining the effectiveness of interventions in the public and private sectors in Indonesia and Kenya

Woman going through a family planning session at Mariakani hospital in a rural coastal region in Kenya, a project supported by DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) an international development and advocacy organization with focus on achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Global evidence suggests many postpartum and postabortion women have an unmet need for family planning (FP) after delivery or receiving care following loss of a pregnancy. Post Pregnancy Family Planning Choices, an operations research study, aims to examine the effectiveness of a package of postpregnancy FP interventions, inclusive of postpartum and postabortion FP. The interventions are being implemented in selected public and private facilities in Indonesia and Kenya and focus on quality FP counseling and service provision prior to discharge. This manuscript presents the study protocol, documenting how the study team intends to determine key factors that influence uptake of postpregnancy FP.