Using Digital Technologies in Youth-Focused SBC Programs for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

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Breakthrough Action + Research for Social and Behavioural Change

The organisation Breakthrough Action + Research for Social and Behavior Change have published a new resource centring the use of digital interventions for youth-focused programs on Family Planning and Reproductive Health.

Digital interventions can meet young people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where they increasingly are—online—and can impact their family planning and reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours. However, there are many factors to consider before deciding to leverage digital technologies in youth-focused social and behavior change programs.

Breakthrough ACTION conducted an assessment to understand how young people in LMICs seek, vet, and share information about contraception and reproductive health using social media, web-based, app-based, and mobile messaging platforms. The assessment informed five program recommendations about how best to reach and engage with young people on these topics using digital technologies. These recommendations are presented in five videos (EN|FR) and a technical brief (EN|FR) and are intended for those working in youth family planning and reproductive health.

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