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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Gender-based violence is recognized as a significant health and human rights issue that prevents women, families, and countries around the world from achieving their full potential.

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In the context of low resource settings—where visiting a health center to receive counseling may be out of reach for many women in remote areas—reliance on the collective learning of the community through a group learning approach can increase acceptance of and access to family planning. Different models of group learning have been studied for […]

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning

Many fertility awareness applications have been developed for smartphones, some of which are digital platforms for existing methods, requiring women to enter information about fertility signs such as basal body temperature and cervical secretions. Others are algorithms based on (unexplained) calculations of the fertile period of the menstrual cycle. Considering particularly this latter (largely untested) […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Fertility Awareness

Beginning with the end in mind.

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In Nepal, a woman’s lifetime risk of dying due to pregnancy and childbirth is 258 deaths per 100,000 live births, nearly 12 times higher than the risk in developed countries. With an estimated 220 million women worldwide not using any family planning method despite wanting to avoid pregnancy, increasing use of modern family planning methods […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

As a part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Wake ki Lago Nywal (WALAN) “Be Proud with Family Planning” intervention aims to increase fertility awareness (FA) and expand access to and uptake of fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) of family planning (FP) through existing community groups in Northern Uganda. This report describes […]

Report | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning

A new article published in Prevention Science Journal, “Evaluation of the REAL Fathers Initiative on Physical Child Punishment and Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Uganda,” shows the promising results of a parenting intervention as a means to address violence.

Blog | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality