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Though population surveys in Nepal continue to show a declining total fertility rate (TFR), the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) has stagnated over the past several years. This stagnation has been attributed to a combination of factors including migration, fear of side effects from hormonal methods, and limited access to family planning (FP) among marginalized communities. […]

Publication | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

An emerging body of evidence shows that group learning — a community-based approach outside the health system — can be effective in delivering vital health information and encouraging behavior change. WALAN is a community-based group learning approach. Young facilitators, selected by their peers, work in male/female pairs to lead community learning on fertility awareness and […]

Publication | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning

Since 2011, Nepal’s modern method contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) has stagnated at 43% (NDHS, 2011 and 2016). Over the same period, the prevalence of traditional method use increased from 7% to 10%. Two districts bordering India, Banke and Bardiya, have complex family planning (FP) use profiles. Banke’s mCPR is lower than the national average at […]

Publication | FACT Project | Strategic Scale-up | Family Planning

Since the early 2000s, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University (IRH) has introduced and tested the Standard Days Method® (SDM) in a variety of service delivery settings around the world. Under the Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) Project, IRH and partners scaled up SDM services in family planning programs in the Democratic Republic of […]

Publication | FAM Project | Standard Days Method® | FAM: Scale-up | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

This executive summary and full report present conclusions from a six-year, five-country initiative conducted by the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) and its many in-country partners to scale up Standard Days Method® (SDM) of family planning. SDM is itself not the topic of this document. Rather, the SDM scale-up experience is the source of the […]

Publication | FAM: Scale-up | FAM Project | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up

  Keywords: brief, scale up, scale-up, SDM, Standard Days Method, M&E, MLE

Publication | FAM Project | FAM: Scale-up | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

The Government of Jharkhand and the Institute for Reproductive Health present: “Expanding Contraceptive Choice: Experiences in Jharkhand.” Keywords: India, video, youtube, scale-up, SDM, standard days method

Video | FAM Project | FAM: Scale-up | Family Planning

Keywords: CycleBeads, Instructions, Insert, Standard Days Method, Methode des Jours Fixes, MJF, Collier du Cycle, French, SDM, directives

Training | FAM Project

Please be advised that this training is currently being revised and updated. A new version is expected in the fall of 2018. For more information, contact IRH’s Director of Capacity Building and Technical Assistance, Jeannette Cachan.  The Standard Days Method Online Training is a self-instructional course designed to offer healthcare professionals a comprehensive orientation on how to […]

Training | FAM Project | Family Planning

Keywords: Collar del Ciclo, Collier du Cycle, insert, MDF, Methode de Jours Fixes, Metodo de Dias Fijos, MJF, standard days method, SDM, directives, instrucciones, French, English, Spanish, Ukranian, sleeping beauty

Publication | FAM Project | Family Planning