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

The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is the first global study to explore the process of gender socialization in early adolescence, and how this process informs health and behavioral trajectories for boys and girls throughout adolescence and across contexts. This project in Masina and Kimbanseke, Kinshasa, DRC combines 1) an observational research study that explores […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

A guide for group learning and counseling on fertility awareness and family planning

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Tékponon Jikuagou means “doing everything possible to prevent infant mortality” in the local language of Adja in Benin.

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Engaging youth is considered standard practice in adolescent and youth family planning and reproductive health programs, yet involving youth directly in program implementation is an ideal that is not consistently followed or is carried out in a tokenistic way. Youth are the experts on their own experiences, and are best at identifying what they need. […]

Journal Article | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality

EDEAN’s Approach to Increasing Fertility Awareness and Demand for Family Planning in Karamoja, Uganda

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The Strengthening Couple-Centered Family Planning Project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, sought to create a supportive environment for family planning through partnership with faith-based organizations (FBOs) and religious leaders. From 2016-2018, IRH supported FBOs in Rwanda and Uganda to expand their family planning services.

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Social Network Analysis can be represented through social network maps like those below. In these maps, each node represents a single person while links between them show relationships between individuals. Social network maps provide both a visual and a quantitative snapshot of human relationships, as they illustrate how people are connected and share information with […]

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Addressing deep-seated social, structural, and geographic barriers to enhance the reach of formal health services.

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WASHINGTON (October 15, 2018) – Early results from a first-of-its-kind study suggests that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy. Researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center are studying women’s use of the app for […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health