WASHINGTON (April 23, 2018) — Researchers from Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) published a new paper detailing the process of recruiting participants for year-long prospective study to measure the efficacy of an app for avoiding unintended pregnancy.

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

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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Christian hospitals, clinics, and health care programs have a unique role to play in providing family planning services in Africa. However, these facilities often lack the capacity to provide quality services, and donor funding for faith-based organizations (FBO) has historically been limited in scope and duration, making it difficult to achieve impact at scale. In […]

Publication | Strengthening couple-centered family planning through faith-based organizations | Family Planning

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

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.  

Social norms play a powerful role in shaping the behavior of young people and can have an enormous impact on their sexual and reproductive health. Even as interest in social norms has surged, there is no consensus about what constitutes a norms-focused approach and how this differs from other types of community-based programs. This brief […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Gender Equality

IRH provides technical assistance both in-country and internationally in social science research and project monitoring, learning, and evaluation.

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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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Published in Culture, Health and Sexuality, this article provides a framework to identify the resources, institutions, and processes that shape adolescents’ gendered choices and behaviors. This understanding can be used to inform decisions about when and where to intervene with program and policy levers. The article results from a qualitative, longitudinal study conducted in tandem […]

Journal Article | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents