Approximately 121 million unintended pregnancies occurred each year between 2015 and 2019. When used correctly, female condoms are 95% effective at preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection. Male (external) condoms provide a nearly impermeable barrier to particles the size of STI pathogens and HIV and are 98% effective at pregnancy prevention when used properly. Condoms remain the most used family-planning method among youth and offer protection from unintended pregnancy, STIs, and HIV.
This blog provides an overview of the mental health effects of care work and GBV service provision on health providers, approaches to support self-care and improved health systems, and policy recommendations for the future.
Key populations, including female sex workers, face barriers to health care access that include stigma, criminalization, and gender-based violence. In many cases, these barriers can be mitigated by peer educators, who bring valuable insight and may engender trust with clients.
Many people forget the power of condoms as a family planning tool. This collection reminds us how condoms remain relevant even as FP/RH innovations arise.