The researchers estimated the contraceptive prevalence rate in Mozambique at 11.3 percent in the last Demographic and Health Survey. The impact of family planning (FP) on women’s health and maternal mortality reduction is well known. The researchers conducted this study to assess women’s satisfaction with family planning services in Mozambique.

Researchers used exit interviews to assess women’s satisfaction with Mozambique’s family planning (FP) services, acknowledging the importance of user satisfaction in utilizing health services. The survey, conducted in one hundred and seventy-four health facilities, was represented at the national level, covering all provinces and urban and rural areas.

Overall, eighty-six percent of the respondents were satisfied with family planning services in the city. There were still issues such as insufficient oral contraceptives, and the low quality of healthcare provider/client interactions were reasons for women’s dissatisfaction.

The study concluded by defining actions at the level of health service provision are needed to tackle the identified issues and family planning (FP) services in Mozambique. Measures need to be taken to eradicate the problems outlined to make family planning (FP) services in Mozambique optimal.

Reference: https://srh.bmj.com/content/43/3/222