[Originally posted on the Rewire blog here.] Significant numbers of women worldwide don’t use birth control due to fears of side effects, negative beliefs about contraception, and because they don’t think they need it at the time. The reproductive health community must take their concerns seriously—as well as methods that rely on people knowing their […]

Blog | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

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The US government invested over $50 billion in global health over the last five years. Last year specifically, USAID laid out its first ever Vision for Health Systems Strengthening, defining health systems strengthening (HSS) as a capacity building approach that supports quality service provision, extends the coverage of care, and provides financial protections, all while […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality

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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As part of the FACT Project, IRH conducted a literature review of couples counseling interventions in reproductive health to inform the potential development of a couples counseling product for family planning. The literature review synthesizes past and present literature on effective couples counseling interventions across a variety of reproductive health settings.

Report | FACT Project | Family Planning
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Dynamic and supportive social networks, like Idaya’s, are powerful resources which can encourage family planning discussion and reduce unmet need.

Blog | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in health and well-being requires scaling up successfully tested interventions that catalyze communities to reflect on and challenge existing social norms that lead to poor sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth. Unfortunately many pilot projects are conducted but few are scaled up. The USAID-funded Gender Roles, Equality and […]

Publication | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality | Strategic Scale-up

Beginning with the end in mind.

focus area | FAM Project | GREAT Project | Technical Assistance

[Originally posted on the Womennow site here.] Ramya Kancharla is the Program Manager for CycleTel India at the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University.  She leads the implementation and management of the CycleTel™ service across India.

Blog | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health