Assessment of Contraceptive Needs of Unmarried Men
Marion Sumari-de Boer and Kennedy Ngowi from Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute in the United Republic of Tanzania and Rosalijn Both from Segel Research and Training Consulting in Ethiopia will use mobile phones to learn about the contraceptive needs and behaviors of young unmarried men in Ethiopia and Tanzania in order to promote the use of contraception. This group is mostly overlooked in studies aiming to improve contraceptive and family planning practices, even though their behavior is directly relevant. They will recruit a diverse group of men aged between 18 and 29 years old and collect data by sending them weekly SMS messages containing specific questions. They will also conduct regular interviews and group discussions to identify contraceptive practices and needs.