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In a year-end listicle, Buzzfeed’s tech and products editor included Dot™ as one of the life-changing apps of 2015.

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

Customers are connecting the internet and finding products and services available at their fingertips more than ever before–including reproductive health information and supplies.

Blog | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

We propose a new, personalised approach of estimating a woman’s most fertile days that only requires recording the first day of menses and can use a smartphone to convey this information to the user so that she can plan or prevent pregnancy. Bayesian statistical methods were used to design our proposed method, Dynamic Optimal Timing (DOT). […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

CycleTel Humsafar — the SMS-based family planning service based on the Standard Days Method® developed and tested by IRH — launched with a press conference in Allahabad, India on December 10, 2015.

Blog | Standard Days Method® | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

Where will you be on January 25 – 28? As IRH anticipates the International Conference on Family Planning 2016 in Bali, Indonesia in January, we want to ensure that our many partners and colleagues know where they can find us during the four-day event. We have a number of exciting presentations, panels and posters to share that […]

Blog | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up | Gender Equality | Fertility Awareness | Adolescents

[Originally posted on UN Foundation’s Global Connection blog here] There’s a term that I came across often when traveling in Thailand – “same same… but different” – a term I found can also be used to describe the attendees of the IWG mHealth Sustainable Business Model Workshop held last month in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop, organized […]

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

If you’re trying to reach women in Nairobi with a family planning app, what’s the easiest, cheapest, and best way to do it? For the CycleBeads® Android app, developed by Cycle Technologies, it could be social media, a local NGO called AfriAfya or old fashioned word-of-mouth. The app enables a woman to use the Standard […]

Blog | A3 Project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Family Planning

Technology is changing the world. And IRH recognizes the unprecedented opportunity to leverage technology to improve reproductive health outcomes. That’s why we celebrate innovation—especially when it comes to increased availability, access and affordability of products and information in new and scalable ways.  

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

Where will you and the broader community be getting your family planning in five years? Customers around the world are connecting to the internet and finding a world of products and services available at their fingertips. Given this phenomenal growth, reproductive health (RH) supplies and information have also become more available online, giving customers new channels to obtain these essential products and services. Join the Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University (IRH) and partners for a webinar to discuss alternative routes to accessing RH supplies in the digital age.

Training | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Family Planning

Watch Geeta’s story. CycleTel Humsafar is based on the Standard Days Method®, a scientifically-proven fertility awareness method of family planning. It identifies a fixed set of days in each menstrual cycle as the days when a woman can get pregnant. Women with cycles that are between 26 and 32 days long are most likely to be fertile […]

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