Table 1

Factors that affect voucher use
Facilitating factors*
Pre-existing Distribution Redemption
• Existing demand for family planning (9/9) • Community-based distribution (6/9) • Cost (free) (9/9)
• Knowledge of health risks (9/9) • Support and facilitation by village chief (6/9) • Transportation reimbursement (9/9)
• Positive experiences at health centers (9/9) • Information about health services (3/9) • Ease of use (9/9)
• Joint decision-making about family planning with partners (5/9) • Perceived quality of life improvements (5/9)
• Personal decision-making about family planning (3/9)
Inhibiting factors*
Pre-existing Distribution Redemption
• Experiences with side effects of contraception (5/9) • Confusion about voucher program logistics (4/9) • Limited locations and services (3/9)
• Male partner resistance to family planning (3/9) • Perceived poverty misclassification (3/9) • Confusion with other programs (3/9)
• Informal costs or “tea money” (3/9) • Missed distribution opportunities (3/9) • Negative reactions from providers at hospitals (3/9)
• Preference for traditional care (3/9) • Fear of hidden costs (2/9)

* Fractions in parentheses indicate the number of focus groups during which this category was discussed over the total number of focus groups.

Brody et al.

Brody et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:13   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-13

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