Nepal has a high unmet need for family planning. There are many reasons for unmet need. Discussing reproductive health is taboo, and there are pervasive myths about family planning use.
As part of the FACT Project, we set out to combat these problems by teaching fertility awareness: actionable information about fertility and the ability to apply this knowledge to one’s own life. We hoped that teaching fertility awareness in a relevant way would foster couple communication, help overcome taboos, and empower people to talk to a health provider.
With input from the community we created Pragati. The program consists of 9 community games covering fertility awareness, family planning, and social norms.
The video highlights Pragati’s approach and community members’ experiences with the games.