EXPLORING BARRIERS TO ACCESSING MATERNAL HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES IN ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN VIET NAM
This study draws on a mixed methods design to explore the perspectives of ethnic minority women in six provinces in the central highlands and northern mountainous regions of Viet Nam, answering the key questions:
• According to the data available, what is the status of ethnic minority women’s access to and utilization of maternal health and family planning services? What is the extent, if any, of inequalities in access to maternal health care and family planning services compared to national estimates and within the ethnic minority population?
• What are the reasons for women not having access (or having inadequate access) to maternal health care services?
Stephen Lye, Executive Director, AHD, Kerrie Proulx, Research Associate, AHD and Kristy Hackett, Researcher, Harvard Public Health
UNFPA report, 2015.