This paper explores health care providers' biases regarding contraceptive use by adolescent and young adult women, drawing on a study of private health-sector health care facilities in South West Nigeria and how provider bias impacts quality of care and method choice.
Health care providers' biases regarding the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women may restrict women's access to contraceptive methods and affect quality of care. This article encourages interventions that address underlying sociocultural beliefs that create a barrier to proper reproductive health care.
The CycleBeads app, a digital platform using a modern method of family planning, helps women track their cycles and achieve or prevent pregnancy. The app's developer conducted social media campaigns in seven countries to monitor cost, distribution, and understand users and their experiences. The campaign results suggest that the app’s low-cost approach makes it accessible to women.