Influences of Contraceptive Choice for Young People in Mombassa

Young people represent a diverse population with different family planning needs and thus different influencers, knowledge levels and barriers to use. Understanding the experiences of young people in Mombasa will help policymakers and program implementers more efficiently ensure young people in their community have access to a full range of contraceptive methods. In 2018, Full Access, Full Choice convened key family planning stakeholders, from the NGO and government sectors, to identify key county-specific evidence gaps in adolescent and youth family planning research. In August 2019, Full Access, Full Choice undertook qualitative in-depth interviews with 32 female youth ages 18-24 years in Mombasa, Nairobi and Migori, to better understand their contraceptive journey. Data from this study are presented below alongside quantitative data from various large-scale surveys in Kenya, including the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) (2014) and Shujaaz Inc’s annual surveys.