The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change envisions a world where the powerful influence of social norms in shaping adolescents’ lives is widely understood, and where projects and programs improve adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health by applying normative science at scale. Composed of a network of experts committed to facilitating collaboration between organizations […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

WASHINGTON (October 15, 2018) – Early results from a first-of-its-kind study suggests that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.

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

Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is undertaking the Pragati intervention […]

Blog | FACT Project | Gender Equality | Fertility Awareness

If our goal is to achieve systemic and sustainable change, rather than affecting change at the individual or small group level, then the ability to shift the social norms that often play a strong role in driving targeted behaviors and practices, is critical.

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

The FAM Project builds upon the experience of previous USAID-funded projects in which IRH developed, tested and introduced fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) in diverse family planning programs in over 20 countries worldwide.

project | FAM: Gender | FAM: Faith-based Organizations | FAM: Adolescents | FAM: Direct-to-consumer | FAM: Scale-up | Lactational Amenorrhea Method | TwoDay Method® | Standard Days Method® | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up

Given widespread misunderstanding of pregnancy risk, awareness of one’s fertility has the potential to influence sexual and reproductive health behaviors. This mixed-methods study examined the impact of a serial radio drama in Rwanda, Impano n’Impamba, on fertility awareness and other factors related to family planning uptake by comparing listeners and non-listeners in a nationally representative household […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness

Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is undertaking the Pragati intervention […]

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality
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Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is […]

Blog | FACT Project | Gender Equality | Fertility Awareness | Adolescents

Working with Faith-Based Communities: Baseline Findings from the Masculinité, Famille et Foi Study in Kinshasa, DRC

Publication | Passages Project | Gender Equality | Family Planning