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Season 3

Inside the FP Story

Season Three: Gender Integration in Family Planning

Brought to you by Knowledge SUCCESS, Breakthrough ACTION, and the USAID Interagency Gender Working Group

Inside the FP Story Season 3Season 3 of the Inside the FP Story podcast explored how to approach gender integration in family planning programs. It covered the topics of reproductive empowerment, gender-based violence prevention and response, and male engagement. Over three episodes, you will hear from a variety of guests as they offer practical examples and specific guidance on integrating gender awareness and equality within their family planning programs.

Want to read the transcript while you listen? We’ve posted transcripts in English and French under each episode. Episodes are also available on Simplecast, Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts.

Inside the FP Story is a podcast with family planning professionals, for family planning professionals. Each season, we explore the details of family planning programming, like you’ve never seen it before. Hear directly from program implementers and decision makers from around the world on issues that matter to family planning and get an inside look into their programs. Through these honest conversations, we’ll learn what has worked in family planning programs, what to avoid, and what others are doing to push the boundaries of creative solutions.

Episode 1: Introduction to Gender Integration in Family Planning

The first episode of Season 3 is divided into two parts. The first part will provide background and basics on gender integration in the context of family planning. We will define some key terms and explain what is meant when we say a family planning program is “gender transformative.” Then, our guests will begin unpacking the topic of reproductive empowerment, including how to measure it. The second part of the episode, “Voice, Choice, and Action” will dive deeper into reproductive empowerment.

Want to read along while you listen? Read the transcript in English or French.

Episode 2: Gender based violence and family planning

This episode explores how gender-based violence—abbreviated as GBV—intersects with family planning and reproductive health. Our featured guests will share their experiences and offer guidance and recommendations on how we can and should address GBV in our own family planning programs.

Want to read along while you listen? Read the transcript in English or French.

Episode 3: Male Engagement in Family Planning

In this episode, we will discuss engaging men and boys in family planning and reproductive health programs. We will talk to guests from diverse settings about: what this means; strategies for putting this into practice; and recommendations for how we can work with men to support women’s reproductive autonomy.

Want to read along while you listen? Read the transcript in English or French (forthcoming).

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