“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” –Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, 2015

| Passages Project | Family Planning | Adolescents

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 […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

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

[Originally posted on the PSI Impact blog here.] Instances of early pregnancy, gender-based and intimate partner violence, and child marriage are an unfortunate reality for millions of women. In many settings, sustained improvements in family planning and sexual and reproductive health will only be obtained by addressing the social norms—unspoken rules that govern behavior—that inhibit family planning […]

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality

Social norms – the often unspoken rules that govern behavior – shape the trajectories of young people’s lives. The impact on young people of harmful social norms, such as expectations related to gender-based violence, early marriage and early parenthood, is receiving increasing attention and programmatic efforts are underway to shift these norms. These efforts present […]

Report | Adolescents

Thank you for participating in the CycleBeads app study! We have finished data analysis, and we are happy to share the results with you.

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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.

focus area | FAM Project | AWARENESS Project | Technical Assistance

Welcome to the CycleBeads® Integration Guide, a resource for U.S.-based family planning programs who wish to integrate the Standard Days Method® (SDM), used with CycleBeads, into their services.

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

project | Family Planning

A new article published in mHeath Journal — “Implementation of CycleTel Family Advice: an SMS-based service to provide family planning and fertility awareness information in India” — details the success and challenges of sharing reproductive health knowledge through mobile technology. Authored by Nicki Ashcroft, Victoria Shelus, Himanshu Garg, Courtney McLaron-Silk, and Victoria Jennings of Georgetown University’s Institute […]

Blog | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health