Percent of female clients of reproductive age attending HIV-related service delivery points with unmet need for family planning
This indicator measures unmet need for family planning (FP) among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) at HIV-related service delivery points (SDPs), as indicated by current sexual activity, fertility intentions in the next year, and current FP use.
Clients with unmet need for FP will be identified during counseling sessions. The counseling form used by the counselor will include a series of questions for women aged 15-49 to determine:
- Whether they have a spouse/partner
- Whether they are currently sexually active
- Whether they would like to get pregnant in the next year
- Whether they are currently using a FP method*
*Consider capturing the consistency of condom use if this is the method they report using.
Unmet need for FP is defined as women who are currently sexually active, are not currently using a contraception method, and who do not want to have a child for at least one year.
This indicator is calculated as:
(Number of women with unmet FP need aged 15-49 receiving HIV-related services / All women aged 15-49 receiving HIV-related services during the reporting period) x 100
Number of women aged 15-49 receiving HIV-related services; Number of women aged 15-49 receiving HIV-related services who also have an unmet need for FP. Data should be disaggregated by intervention area (e.g. care and treatment, counseling and testing, PMTCT, etc.), age, marital status, and type of SDP (e.g. mobile service unit, hospital, health center, etc.).
This indicator provides information on the extent of unmet need for FP among women who are receiving any HIV-related services. Its measurement over time will assess whether integrated services are succeeding in meeting client FP needs.
Because this indicator relies on FP counseling sessions, for the SDPs that do not systematically screen for unmet need, the service statistics will be incomplete with under-reporting.