To understand the post partum family planning (PPFP) situation in Bangladesh, the RDM Activity in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation conducted a situation analysis that reviewed the policies, programs, and status of PPFP in the country and sought to identify the need, gaps, and future focus areas for PPFP in Bangladesh.
As part of this, documents and literature published between the periods of 2004-2017 on PPFP, long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), and permanent methods (PM) related to Bangladesh were reviewed. In addition, government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) working on PPFP and related issues were contacted, in order to understand the status of their work on PPFP and identify additional relevant information. Published and unpublished documents on PPFP including reports, presentations, posters, leaflets, flipcharts, books, calendars, BCC materials and booklets were collected from the organizations identified as working on PPFP related issues. Furthermore, key informant interviews were conducted to understand the status of the PPFP program and related documents.