EDEAN’s Approach to Increasing Fertility Awareness and Demand for Family Planning in Karamoja, Uganda
The FACT Project team presents three innovative solutions developed to address an unmet need for family planning, and demonstrates how fertility awareness can be integrated into variety of SBC approaches.
Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is undertaking the Pragati intervention in Nepal. Pragati aims to increase fertility awareness and to change social...
Integrating information about fertility, menstruation, and our bodies into social and behavior change programs
Tékponon Jikuagou means “doing everything possible to prevent infant mortality” in the local language of Adja in Benin.
Participatory Community Games to Increase Fertility Awareness and Family Planning Use
Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is undertaking the Pragati intervention in Nepal. Pragati aims to increase fertility awareness and to change social...
The CycleBeads app, a digital platform for the Standard Days Method (SDM), a modern method of family planning, helps women achieve or prevent pregnancy, or track their cycles using the only their period start dates. Over a 6-cycle period in seven countries —  Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda — the app’s developer conducted social marketing campaigns to monitor cost and distribution, understand the user profile, and assess user experience. In-app...
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 each other. See if you can answer the questions below about what these social network maps can tell us about the communities...
A new article published in Culture, Health and Sexuality, “Processing Gender: Lived Experiences of Reproducing and Transforming Gender Norms over the Adolescent Life Course in Northern Uganda,” provides a framework to identify the resources, institutions, and processes that shape adolescents’ gendered choices and behaviors.