Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options: Lessons Learned from the Introduction of the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS) in Zambia and Madagascar
Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) is a USAID-funded project that supports the introduction of new contraceptive options. Each product in the EECO portfolio is designed to address one or more method-related reasons for non-use of contraception. Among these methods is the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS), a contraceptive option with a side effect profile that differs from other methods and may appeal to women seeking reduced menstrual bleeding. This program brief focuses on the lessons learned through each stage of the project’s pilot introductions of the LNG-IUS in Zambia and Madagascar from 2016 to 2018.