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Table 1 Summary of themes, categories and codes form analysis

From: Policy maker and provider knowledge and attitudes regarding the provision of emergency contraceptive pills within Lao PDR

Codes

Categories

Themes

Heard of ECP

Understanding of ECP

Limited knowledge, confusion and misconceptions of ECP

Lack of knowledge of mechanism

  

Lack of knowledge of dosing

  

Lack of knowledge of timing

  

Lack of knowledge of side effects

  

Confusion the different names of ECP

  

Training

Source of information

 

Media

  

Study tours

  

Maternal & Child Health Center

  

Colleagues

  

Prescription

  

Agree to provide ECP versus disagree

Access to ECP services

Ambivalent atttitudes, hesitations towards increased access to ECP

Back up method

  

Young people

Target population

 

Rape victim

  

Married couples with occasional sexual intercourse

  

Everybody

  

Health care provider

Distribution channels

 

Media

  

Maternal and Child

  

Obstetric-gynaecological wards

  

FDA

  

Positive effect

Effect of Availability of ECP

 

ECP encourage unsafe sexual behaviors

  

Negative effect

  

Outweigh of positive effect than negative effect

  

No registered drugs

Lack of information

Barriers of use ECP

Clandestine drugs

  

No drug supplier

  

Lack of awareness of policy

  

Shy and embarrassment

Cultural values

 

Negative attitudes towards premarital sex and abortion