Context is a key factor to incorporate successful strategies to fulfill unmet family planning needs and increase usage. This small study revealed significant barriers to contraceptive use were linked to where and how family planning service is delivered. The service would benefit from greater attention to the cultural context, gender and privacy issues. Services in Pacific Island countries may also benefit from the lessons learnt in Solomon Islands.

Original Research

Barriers and enablers to using contraceptives for family planning at Atoifi Hospital, East Kwaio, Solomon Islands

Relmah Harrington, Michelle Redman MacLaren, Nichole Harvey, Mike Puia, Karen Carlisle, Sarah Larkins