Are family planning vouchers effective in increasing use, improving equity and reaching the underserved? An evaluation of a voucher program in Pakistan

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Low modern contraceptive prevalence rate and high unmet need in Pakistan aggravates the vulnerabilities of unintended pregnancies and births contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality. This research aims to assess the effectiveness of a free, single-purpose voucher approach in increasing ...

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Child Marriage, Fertility, and Family Planning in Niger – Results From a Study Inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 11:16 am

Niger is known for having the highest rate of child marriage – a marriage or union in which at least one spouse is under 18 years old – and adolescent fertility in the world. In Niger, 76 percent of girls ...

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Confronting racism in family planning: a critical ethnography of Roma health mediation

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Roma health mediators are part of a government funded, community-led health intervention. One of the programme’s central aims is to improve access to reproductive care for Roma women, often said to be one of the most disadvantaged population groups in ...

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FP2020 Catalyzing Collaboration

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership to empower women and girls by investing in rights-based family planning. FP2020’s Catalyzing Collaboration report highlights achievements of FP2020 over the past six years, and outlines the model for moving their work ...

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A strategic action framework for multipurpose prevention technologies combining contraceptive hormones and antiretroviral drugs to prevent pregnancy and HIV

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, other sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, and contraception. Combining separate strategies for different indications into singular prevention products can reduce ...

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Assessment of Family Planning Service Availability and Readiness in 10 African Countries

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Access to family planning services and appropriate contraceptive methods is crucial for ensuring good health outcomes for women and adolescent girls. The World Health Organization worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the Service Availability and Readiness ...

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2018 World Population Data Sheet

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm

The Population Reference Bureau has launched the 2018 World Population Data Sheet and has shared a communications toolkit. The toolkit can be accessed in Dropbox. This toolkit includes key messages, sample social media posts, and graphics for sharing and celebrating ...

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Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year ...

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Research Blog: ‘Yes, I think it’s a woman’s responsibility to avoid pregnancy’ – Why it is important to involve Malawian men in family planning

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

Over a year ago, I went to Malawi to discover why, as literature told me, men are not as involved in planning a family as women. As you might know, family planning is essential to improve reproductive and maternal health ...

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Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Alone woman scales a brick building, turning to look at a number 8 chained to her ankle, hampering her progress. The animation appeared this month, projected on to Dublin’s Treasury building, and images quickly spread on social media under the ...

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