Philippines: The Private Sector's Contributions to Family Planning Market Growth

  • Date Posted: August 12, 2021
  • Authors: SHOPS Plus
  • Organizations: SHOPS Plus
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

The Philippine family planning market has grown at different rates from 1993 to 2017, with the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women increasing from 24.9 percent to 40.4 percent. The private sector played a significant role in this growth. A SHOPS Plus analysis revealed several economic, sociocultural, policy, and programmatic factors that facilitated the private sector’s contributions to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate. Understanding these factors can help donors and country governments better consider appropriate private health sector investments and interventions in their family planning programs.