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In the latest episode of the Fertility Friday podcast, host Lisa interviewed Dr. Victoria Jennings, Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health.

Blog | Standard Days Method® | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

Many fertility awareness applications have been developed for smartphones, some of which are digital platforms for existing methods, requiring women to enter information about fertility signs such as basal body temperature and cervical secretions. Others are algorithms based on (unexplained) calculations of the fertile period of the menstrual cycle. Considering particularly this latter (largely untested) […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Fertility Awareness

As a part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Wake ki Lago Nywal (WALAN) “Be Proud with Family Planning” intervention aims to increase fertility awareness (FA) and expand access to and uptake of fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) of family planning (FP) through existing community groups in Northern Uganda. This report describes […]

Report | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning

The FACT project’s Pragati intervention in Nepal works through existing social networks to easily diffuse fertility awareness information to individuals via a multi-level package of materials that seek to improve behaviors through service providers and community stakeholders.

Publication | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness

Imagine when you were in middle school, somewhere between the ages of 10 and 14. It was an awkward time for most of us. Our bodies were changing. And most of us had little understanding of what was fact and what was fiction when it came to information about our own bodies. You may be […]

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning | Adolescents

EDEAN was tested as a 6 month peer learning and community theatre intervention to diffuse fertility awareness and FP information among Karimojong communities, Uganda. A quasi-experimental study using mixed-methods was conducted to assess the delivery, effectiveness and potential scalability of EDEAN in increasing fertility awareness and improving FP use. Methods included baseline and endline household […]

Publication | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness

WASHINGTON (Jan. 21, 2016) – “You live with your body everyday, but do you really know it?” That’s the first question from a new online quiz: “KnowYourBod.org.” The 10 true or false question digital quiz, produced by the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center, probes the user’s understanding of fertility awareness.

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness

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

The A3 Project is working with youth-serving organizations in Rwanda to improve the sexual and reproductive health of very young adolescents through an interactive curriculum, GrowUp Smart, which also engages parents and teachers in supporting conversation and learning among youth. This approach seeks to improve not only individual level outcomes but family, school, and community level outcomes. GrowUp […]

Training | A3 Project | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality