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In this section, we cover trending topics in family planning and reproductive health. Our team takes complex ideas that are relevant to FP/RH programs and makes them easier to understand.
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Mentoring Equips Girls and Young Women with the Knowledge, Skills, and Support to Overcome Challenges
Worldwide, girls and young women face a wide array of challenges to their health and well-being. Research on the impact of mentoring demonstrates the importance of positive role models and social support systems for improving health knowledge and outcomes. Our colleagues at FHI 360 share how they developed and implemented a multicomponent mentoring program Anyaka Makwiri (Smart Girl).
In October 2018, more than 100 organizations signed on to the Global Consensus on Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement (MAYE). The question remains: what has been the impact of MAYE? We asked a few young leaders in the family planning movement to share their views.
This piece summarizes the experience of integrating family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) in the AFYA TIMIZA program, implemented by Amref Health Africa in Kenya. It provides insights to technical advisors and program managers that there is no one-size-fits-all approach in FP/RH service provision, access, and utilization: context is a critical factor in design and implementation.
This article features key insights from one of the authors of a recent study, which examined standardizing measurement of contraceptive use among unmarried women. The study found that sexual recency (the last time women report being sexually active) is an important indicator to determine unmet need and contraceptive prevalence among unmarried women, but not among married women.
Our inaugural 20 Essential Resources collection, curated with USAID’s Passages Project, pulls together what you need to know to understand and measure social norms and social norms-shifting interventions and incorporate it into your work.
The open birth interval reveals a pattern that varies by a woman’s age, the number of living children she has, her residence, and her socioeconomic level. More importantly, the open interval could reveal a lot about her reproductive behavior, status, and contraceptive needs.
On the supply side, we may be able to monitor availability of family counselors and contraceptives to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what of the demand side? How can we monitor shifts in women’s family planning needs and preferences in light of the social and economic shocks they are facing due to the pandemic?
Accélération de l’offre de l’auto-prise en charge au temps de COVID-19 : Ce que cela signifie pour aujourd’hui et pour l’avenir.
Comment les mesures d’auto-prise en charge peuvent-elles mieux nous équiper pour lutter contre la pandémie de COVID-19 ? Les contributeurs invités de PSI et Jhpiego offrent un aperçu et des conseils.
In this Q&A, our Knowledge Solutions Team Lead breaks down how Knowledge SUCCESS is putting people front and center to design solutions that work best for the family planning and reproductive health community.
More and more of us find ourselves working remotely and connecting online rather than (or in addition to) face-to-face. Our colleagues at the IBP Network share how they successfully convened their regional meeting virtually when the COVID-19 pandemic changed their plans.
How is the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting family planning and reproductive health services? We spoke with authors of a recent GHSP article, which outlines how health care providers can adhere to social distancing guidelines while adapting services to meet clients’ needs.
A Multisectoral Approach to Addressing Women’s Barriers to Family Planning: How the APC Project Did It in Uganda
USAID’s Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project in Uganda implemented a multisectoral approach to family planning. What lessons from APC’s work can be applied to similar future efforts?
How can your group build successful partnerships to benefit the family planning and reproductive health community? Our Partnerships Team Lead shares best practices and lessons learned.
This article explores recent research on the extent that family planning has been incorporated into HIV services in Malawi and discusses implementation challenges throughout the world.
Explore key findings from YIELD Project’s report on youth engagement, and learn how to use the results and recommendations to better design and implement youth family planning and reproductive health programs.
A new study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs finds that storytelling initiatives can motivate and create community and opportunity among young people working in family planning.
Our FHI 360 colleagues explain how they’re filling knowledge gaps in the latest and most pressing issues for people working in family planning and reproductive health around the world.
We can work together to ensure that all women and girls have access to contraceptives. Read RHSC’s 4-point plan to learn more.
As the decade comes to a close, Knowledge SUCCESS reflects on 10 defining achievements that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services.
We explore a study from the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), and how its findings on gender bias can inform the design of family planning programs.