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[Originally posted on HC3’s HealthCOMpass blog here] When family planning use continues to be relatively low even when resources and information are available, it is vital to determine what is keeping families from using modern contraceptives.

Blog | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Gender Equality

Addressing gender is implicit in our work. We view gender equity —the differences in access and opportunities between women, men, boys, and girls—as a cross cutting issue that must be embedded throughout the design and evaluation of all of reproductive health programs.

focus area | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | Technical Assistance

Acknowledging that decades of programming to promote greater access to information and services have not closed the gap between unmet and met need, Tékponon Jikuagou guides communities to shift social norms surrounding family planning and leads to new ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that support family planning use. Pilot results showed that exposure to Tékponon Jikuagou […]

Journal Article | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

IRH is committed to meeting the evolving family planning needs of women and couples throughout the lifecycle by ensuring they have access to a broad range of options within an informed choice context.

focus area | FAM Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | Technical Assistance

Tékponon Jikuagou is a low-cost package of activities that relies on existing social networks to diffuse new ideas in support of family planning. It works with communities’ own resources, is easily added to existing development projects and portfolios, and is beneficial to both participating communities and implementing agencies. We know from extensive research throughout the […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up

Dynamic and supportive social networks, like Idaya’s, are powerful resources which can encourage family planning discussion and reduce unmet need.

Blog | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning

The standard approach for measuring unmet need for family planning calculates actual, physiological unmet need, and is useful for tracking changes at the population level. We propose to supplement it with an alternative approach that relies on individual perceptions, and can improve program design and implementation.  The proposed approach categorizes individuals by their perceived need […]

Journal Article | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Gender Equality

IRH is first and foremost an applied research organization that focuses on implementation science; monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) is intrinsic to our work.

focus area | FAM Project | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | HIV Prevention Project | Technical Assistance

Tékponon Jikuagou aims to develop and test a scalable package of social network activities to engage men and women in discussion and reflection about unmet need for family planning. The package of activities works with and through influential and connected network actors who may be more effective in diffusing new ideas and mobilizing public dialogue than formal leaders or health workers […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Gender Equality

Cherchez-vous à intensifier les interventions de santé sexuelle et reproductive (SSR) fondées sur des preuves? En 28 Juin, les membres des projets de Tékponon Jikuagou et GREAT ont discuté des conseils sur l’optimisation des normes sociales positives, la conception pour la mise à échelle, et pour faciliter l’intégration intersectorielle.

Training | Tékponon Jikuagou | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality | Strategic Scale-up