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

“Closing the Gap: The potential of Christian Health Associations in expanding access to family planning” is a new article published in a special issue of the Christian Journal for Global Health focused on the global church and family planning.  The article features three Christian health networks—Caritas Rwanda, Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, and Uganda Protestant Medical […]

Blog | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

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

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What is Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)?

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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

[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

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

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

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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