Using Network Analysis to Address Unmet Need in Mali

Date of Publication
2011

The aim of the research was to address the role of women’s social networks in facilitating or hindering family planning acquisition and use in Mali. The research was carried out in two villages.  In both, women using family planning perceived that it helped them avoid short birth intervals which were damaging to the health of both the mother and child. By contrast, men placed greater emphasis on the economic benefits for the household