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[Originally posted as a Global mHealth Initiative Blog Post here] CycleTel™ is an innovative mHealth product: a fertility awareness-based family planning method delivered to users in India via SMS.  I recently spoke with Alexis Ettinger and Nicki Ashcroft from the Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) to learn more about this USAID-funded program.

Blog | FAM: Direct-to-consumer | FACT Project | A3 Project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

[Originally posted as a Bedsider Article Feature here] Understanding your body’s natural cycles can be useful for getting pregnant—and for avoiding pregnancy. Contrary to popular myth, pregnancy is not possible every time a woman has sex. With a little bit of effort every day, it really is possible for a woman to understand which days she can get […]

Blog | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

The Daily Circuit, a news program of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) hosted a discussion on “the State of Birth Control in America” on March 12, where the Institute for Reproductive Health’s director, Dr. Victoria Jennings was a guest speaker alongside Guttmacher Institute‘s Dr. Megan Kavanaugh.

Blog | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2014, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs held a half-day global health symposium on March 6. The symposium explored how women are affecting change in the health field—locally and globally—and examined the economic, political, geographic, and cultural factors involved in addressing global women’s health.

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

On November 12 – 15, IRH traveled to the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We shared a number of exciting presentations, panels and posters, highlighting our recent research, programs and lessons learned.

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

[Originally posted on the K4Health Blog here] How does the “market” play into mHealth interventions for global health and development?

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

The Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University (IRH) was recently awarded the A3 Project: Expanding Family Planning Access, Availability, and Awareness by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

CycleBeads® — the color-coded string of beads used with the Standard Days Method® of family planning — will be featured in an upcoming episode of Horizons on BBC World News on November 2 and 3.  

Blog | FAM Project | Standard Days Method® | Family Planning | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

[New Innovation Grantees Aim to Reach 4.5 Million People with Mobile Health Services for Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health originally posted on mHealth Alliance’s website here, and Norad’s website here. 24 September 2013.]

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

[Originally posted on K4Health’s Blog & News here. Prior to becoming an Independent Consultant, Meredith Puleio DuBoff was IRH’s Program Officer for Global Leadership.]

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health