Researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center studied women’s use of the Dot app for pregnancy prevention over 13 menstrual cycles, or about one year. The study, published in the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Healthcare, is the first to test a fertility app using best-practice guidelines for […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

On a sunny afternoon in the Siraha District of Nepal, a group of young men gathered on the edge of their community to play a card game as they kept an eye on their children playing nearby. The scene was nothing unusual until the group’s leader started to lead the men in a discussion about […]

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Integrating information about fertility, menstruation, and our bodies into social and behavior change programs

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Directly involving youth in program evaluation has become increasingly popular in international development programs that focus on youth, especially those that use a Positive Youth Development framework. Engaging youth in all aspects of program evaluation not only builds their skills and assets youth but also creates an opportunity for youth to give input and take […]

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Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Very Young Adolescents (VYA)

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WASHINGTON (April 23, 2018) — Researchers from Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) published a new paper detailing the process of recruiting participants for year-long prospective study to measure the efficacy of an app for avoiding unintended pregnancy.

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Systematic Scale-Up of Reproductive Health Innovations

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Though population surveys in Nepal continue to show a declining total fertility rate (TFR), the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) has stagnated over the past several years. This stagnation has been attributed to a combination of factors including migration, fear of side effects from hormonal methods, and limited access to family planning (FP) among marginalized communities. […]

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