Findings of two research report were disclosed on 31 Dec 2018 amidst a program in Kathmandu. Research findings on ‘Contraceptive Choices and Determinants of Low Uptake of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives by Young People (15-24 Years) in Nepal’ and  ‘Facility Based Assessment for Reproductive Health Commodities and Services’ were unveiled. The research was conducted by ADRA Nepal under Family Planning System Strengthening Program (FPSSP) funded by UNFPA.

 ‘Contraceptive Choices and Determinants of Low Uptake of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives by Young People (15-24 Years) in Nepal was conducted in 15 districts of the country. The research found that general family planning use across study districts is low compared to national average. Participants have low fertility awareness and they need to facilitate knowledge acquisition in relevant ways for women and men. The respondents reported of fear of side-effects, myths and misconceptions towards family planning methods.

Another report on ‘Facility Based Assessment for Reproductive Health Commodities and Services’ found that lack of skilled staff was identified as the main barrier to service of long acting contraceptives.