Lao PDR’s country page provides access to family planning data, key government strategies, plans, and documents, and the latest research and news to support the work of all those committed to increasing access to voluntary contraception.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in Lao PDR.Government Website
Commitments are formal pledges to expand access to voluntary, rights-based, high-quality family planning. Since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, more than 90 governments, multilateral organizations, foundations, the private sector, and civil society partners have become commitment makers.
DateJuly 12, 2016
The government of Lao commits to scale up family planning services to health center and village levels to increase the access to reproductive health and information for adolescents, aiming to boost the number of women using family planning services. Key interventions planned include:
DateJuly 12, 2016
The Ministry of Health will undertake the revision of the Reproductive Health Policy to promote an enabling environment for family planning and to design services to support reproductive rights and to improve the sexual and reproductive health of men, women, and adolescents. The Lao 8th Five Year Plan also focuses on reproductive health and the government envisions the full delivery of family planning services in the private sector, including IUD and implant services in private clinics, through the adoption of supportive policies under the revision of Health Care Law. In addition, the government commits to developing an national information, education, and communication (IEC) and behavior change communication (BCC) strategy on family planning—based on the national communication IEC/BCC for health strategy.