For women and girls in crisis settings, family planning is one of the most life-saving, empowering, and cost-effective interventions possible. And demand for contraception is fierce, with many women and couples in humanitarian settings expressing the desire to space or limit pregnancies. If we are truly to leave no one behind, we must ensure that voluntary, rights-based family planning programs...
Civil society plays a critical role in advancing family planning and strengthening accountability. Here, Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando, Deputy Country Directory at PATH in Kenya, discusses the impact of advocacy in Kenya, and how it has contributed to improved policies and increased domestic funding for family planning.
If young people are to fulfill their enormous potential, they must be able to take charge of their own reproductive health. Organizations like Copper Rose in Zambia are empowering adolescents and young people to raise awareness about and access to reproductive health services.
Women in the postpartum/post-abortion period typically have very high unmet need for contraception. This video features the story of a mother of five in Burkina Faso gaining access to a long-acting reversible contraceptive for the first time.
There are numerous opportunities to integrate family planning with the maternal health life cycle, including during postpartum care.
The Ouagadougou Partnership was formed in 2011 by the governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo to address the need for modern contraceptives in Francophone West Africa. The nine countries seek to increase the number of women electing to use modern contraceptives by 2.2 million between 2015 and 2020.
The Guttmacher Institute, an FP2020...