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Table 1 Factors that affect voucher use

From: Redeeming qualities: exploring factors that affect women’s use of reproductive health vouchers in Cambodia

Facilitating factors*
Pre-existing Distribution Redemption
• Existing demand for family planning (9/9) • Community-based distribution (6/9) • Cost (free) (9/9)
• Knowledge of health risks (9/9) • Support and facilitation by village chief (6/9) • Transportation reimbursement (9/9)
• Positive experiences at health centers (9/9) • Information about health services (3/9) • Ease of use (9/9)
• Joint decision-making about family planning with partners (5/9)   • Perceived quality of life improvements (5/9)
• Personal decision-making about family planning (3/9)   
Inhibiting factors*
Pre-existing Distribution Redemption
• Experiences with side effects of contraception (5/9) • Confusion about voucher program logistics (4/9) • Limited locations and services (3/9)
• Male partner resistance to family planning (3/9) • Perceived poverty misclassification (3/9) • Confusion with other programs (3/9)
• Informal costs or “tea money” (3/9) • Missed distribution opportunities (3/9) • Negative reactions from providers at hospitals (3/9)
• Preference for traditional care (3/9)   • Fear of hidden costs (2/9)
  1. * Fractions in parentheses indicate the number of focus groups during which this category was discussed over the total number of focus groups.