Dual Method Use among Young People in Kenya

Young people represent a diverse population with unique family planning needs and practices. These practices include use of contraceptive methods to prevent both unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV; this is often referred to as ‘dual method use.’ The most common approach for dual method use is a barrier contraceptive method (e.g., condoms) plus another contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy (e.g., pills, injections or a long-acting method). Understanding dual method use experiences among young people in Kenya will help policymakers and program implementers ensure young people in their communities have access to a full range of contraceptive methods that satisfy all of their reproductive health needs.