Why is diversity important in family planning efficacy studies? When conducting research in a multicultural society like the US, study samples need to be diverse to represent the target population. It’s important for women (and men) who are considering a family planning method have accurate information about the experience of others like themselves in using the method. Clearly, if a study is limited to women in their 30s, it doesn’t tell us how effective a family planning method would be...
The REAL Fathers Initiative is a community-based mentoring program that works with young fathers (16-25 years old) who are parenting a child 1-3 years old. REAL aims to: Improve parenting attitudes and confidence in using nonviolent discipline Decrease use of intimate partner violence and physical punishment of children Foster acceptance of non-traditional gender roles in parenting Read the brief to learn more about the pilot intervention and its effect on young fathers and their families.
We strive to expand family planning choices to meet the needs of women and men worldwide.