“A Healthy Investment: Linking Family Planning and Microfinance”, produced by FHI 360’s PROGRESS Project in partnership with the Network of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (NEED), demonstrates how a collaborative project in India is working to improve women’s access to family planning.

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Research findings from IRH’s work in Rwanda and Guatemala suggest that girls and boys often begin puberty without sufficient information about their changing bodies and emerging fertility—information necessary to make critical decisions to protect their reproductive health. As a result, IRH developed the CycleSmart Kit.

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Regardless of culture, class or country, family planning has traditionally been viewed as the woman’s responsibility. Furthermore, men are often seen as a barrier to family planning use. In some settings, men must give permission before their wives can receive a method, and some men refuse family planning simply because of misinformation about its effects on the health of the woman.

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