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Formative Research to Identify Factors that Impact the Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services by First-Time/Young Parents in Two Regions of Madagascar

Publish Date: October 2017
Author: Sandrine Andriantsimietry, Justin Ranjalahy Rasolofomanana, Susan Igras, Melanie Yahner, Laza Noeliarivelo, Anja Ranjalahy Rasolofomanana, Jean Pierre Rakotovao, Marc Eric Razakariasy, Rachel Favero, Haingo Ralaison

In Madagascar, MCSP is developing and testing an intervention to increase access to and use of essential antenatal care, maternal and newborn care, and family planning services that will create enabling environments and strengthen youth assets, so first-time parents and parents-to-be understand their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) choices and access services that are responsive to their needs. The first step in pursuing this intervention is to conduct formative research to identify factors that influence first-time/young parents’ access to and use of SRH services at individual, family, and community levels, as well as within health services.