Consensus to Action: Task-Sharing

Many developing countries face shortages of qualified medical personnel, particularly in rural areas. Task-sharing is recognized as a promising strategy for addressing these gaps in the health system. Yet in most countries, including those that have implemented robust task-sharing programs, access to voluntary modern contraception for adolescents and young people remains limited. Furthermore, task-sharing programs have not specifically focused on providing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) for this young population. The LARCs for Youth Working Group has published this brief, which provides recommendations to different groups—advocates and policymakers, researchers, programmers and service providers—about how they can help progress task-sharing toward expanding contraceptive choice for youth to include LARCs.