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Table 3 Participants’ suggestions by theme

From: Youth accessing reproductive health services in Malawi: drivers, barriers, and suggestions from the perspectives of youth and parents

Suggestion theme Male youth Female youth Parents
Institutional 1. More providers for FP services 1. More youth specific days/times for FP provision 1. Youth specific rooms for FP provision
2. More youth specific days/times for FP provision   
3. Use feedback from clients   
Health provider conduct 1. Give more detailed FP counseling 1. Give more detailed FP counseling 1. Give more detailed FP counseling
2. Ensure confidentiality 2. Ensure confidentiality 2. Ensure confidentiality
3. Avoid judgmental attitude towards youth 3. Do not demand fees for FP services  
Service delivery 1. Ensure reliable supply of FP commodities 1. Utilize youth clubs 1. Community-based delivery
2. Utilize youth clubs 2. Community-based delivery 2. Utilize youth clubs
3. Community-based delivery 3. More government/NGO partnerships 3. Ensure reliable supply of FP commodities
4. FP integrated into recreational activities 4. Ensure reliable supply of FP commodities 4. FP integrated into recreational activities
5. More government/NGO partnerships 5. FP integrated into recreational activities  
FP education and information 1. FP information and provision in schools 1. Conduct more community sensitization 1. FP education via peer networks
2. FP education via peer networks 2. Health education with parents and leaders  
3. Conduct more community sensitization 3. FP information and provision in schools  
4. Health education with parents and leaders 4. FP education via peer networks  
Parents and society 1. Parents should be more supportive 1. Providers, parents, and community leaders should dispel FP misconceptions 1. Parents and the community should be more open towards youth about FP
2. Involve community leaders in FP talks 2. Parents and the community should be more open towards youth about FP  
  3. Involve community leaders in FP talks