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In the context of low resource settings—where visiting a health center to receive counseling may be out of reach for many women in remote areas—reliance on the collective learning of the community through a group learning approach can increase acceptance of and access to family planning. Different models of group learning have been studied for […]

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning

In Nepal, a woman’s lifetime risk of dying due to pregnancy and childbirth is 258 deaths per 100,000 live births, nearly 12 times higher than the risk in developed countries. With an estimated 220 million women worldwide not using any family planning method despite wanting to avoid pregnancy, increasing use of modern family planning methods […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

With the aim of increasing acceptability and the use of family planning in marginalized communities in rural Nepal, the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project developed Pragati. This set of nine community level games sparked challenging conversations around fertility and family planning, side-effects of family planning methods, and social norms driving family size and […]

Publication | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

IRH has led the research and implementation of USAID’s natural family planning portfolio for several decades.

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

In a new Business World Disrupt article, “How Do You Discuss Family Planning When It’s So Taboo,” India country manager Ramya Kancharla explains how CycleTel™ Humsafar is overcoming barriers to family planning.

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

IRH teamed up with Search Institute to explore the links between individual and social assets and sexual and reproductive health of very young adolescents.

Blog | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Family Planning

Research now points to the critical importance of parents in the lives of adolescents, yet it is uncommon to read about the perspectives of parents, or to see programs that help parents support their children’s transition to adulthood.

Blog | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

[Originally posted on the Young Lives blog here] We are all familiar with the age-old adage “knowledge is power,” but it rings especially true for very young adolescents (VYAs) as they enter the period of intense physical, emotional and social change that is puberty.

Blog | A3 Project | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness

As a part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Pragati “Fertility Awareness for Quality of Life” intervention aims to increase fertility awareness and family planning use through existing community networks in five districts of Nepal. As a package of nine learning games followed by discussions, Pragati is being implemented in Nepal […]

Report | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

This Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Institute for Reproductive Health is joining with organizations around the world to proclaim that menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere!

Blog | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality