Jagtarain had an arranged marriage at the age of 18, became pregnant, and lost her first pregnancy without ever talking with her husband about their plans for parenthood. A year later, Jagatarain was pregnant again, and again it was a surprise to her and her husband. Traditionally, Nepali couples do not openly discuss babies, and […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning

Advancing Research and Practice on Normative Change for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-being

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Early adolescence is a critical transition period in young people’s lives. Yet this age group is often overlooked by youth-serving programs.

focus area | FAM Project | GREAT Project | Technical Assistance

What is Standard Days Method® (SDM)?

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The IRH team is preparing to travel to Bali, Indonesia for the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit and we want to ensure our colleagues and partners know where to find us.  

The rapid proliferation of fertility apps has created a market that has the potential to address the needs of women and couples worldwide. Some women who seek to prevent pregnancy are making behavioral decisions based on information they receive from fertility apps, yet fertility apps may not always be accurate and reliance on them could […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

Studies conducted by IRH in numerous countries, and corroborated by Demographic and Health Surveys and other studies, have shown that few women, men, and adolescents really understand their fertility and the way in which their bodies work.

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What is TwoDay Method®?

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In the shell of an unfinished health center and under clear skies in Rupandehi, we met with nine young men (18 – 21 years old) for a focus group. We had recruited the men to help us test qualitative questions for an upcoming evaluation. They were dressed in button-down shirts and slacks, and each was […]

Blog | FACT Project | Gender Equality | Family Planning

Religious leaders and faith based organizations (FBOs) have significant, sustained influence on the values and behaviors around healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.

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