Promoting Family Planning, Maternal, and Child Health through Beauty Parlors in Afghanistan
Access to family planning information and services is limited in high fertility, conflict settings such as Afghanistan. Access is particularly challenging for women, whose mobility is further limited by social and cultural factors. Given these constraints, SHOPS Plus is implementing an innovative pilot in Kabul training beauty parlor staff to deliver information on family planning and maternal and child health to their female clients. The purpose of the intervention is to reduce key barriers that Afghan women face in accessing health information, products and services. A mixed-method study with a randomized controlled trial design seeks to assess the feasibility of the pilot model and estimate the impact of the intervention on desired outcomes. This poster presents findings from the pre-intervention quantitative survey of parlor clients to understand baseline knowledge, attitudes, and health practices.
This poster was presented by Marianne El-Khoury at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting on April 11, 2019 in Austin, TX.
Marianne El-Khoury; Tess Shiras; Soumitra Ghosh