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Adaptation Reflection Research

Family Planning and COVID-19 Adaptations Briefs

Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) project began systematically documenting programmatic adaptations across eight different family planning projects at FHI 360, Population Services International, and Save the Children. These briefs present how each program adapted their approaches in response to the challenges of COVID-19 across three categories of […]

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Exploring Interest in Self-Care Approaches Among Youth: Survey Findings from Nepal and Uganda

Lauren Mitchell, Implementation Science Fellow, FHI 360 In Nepal and Uganda, as in many low- and middle-income countries, youth remain a hidden population in family planning (FP) programs, as cultural, religious, and legal issues may hinder their access to contraceptive information and services. However, demographic survey data shows that youth are sexually active. By age 18, 48% and 62% of women have experienced sexual debut in Nepal1 and Uganda,2 respectively.  Self-care strategies may be especially appealing to […]

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Reflection Research

A World Contraception Day without precedent highlights the need for data on COVID-19 and family planning

This Saturday, September 26th, marks the 13th annual global campaign known as World Contraception Day, or #WCD2020 to social media users. The mission of the day is to improve awareness of available family planning methods and enable young people to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

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Rapid assessment of COVID-19 impact on family planning in Nepal and Africa

R4S will conduct a prospective, longitudinal study during the pandemic and recovery process with women ages 18 to 49 who opt into the study after calling the Viamo 3-2-1 service. Available in 18 countries, Viamo 3-2-1 is a mass communication information service through which mobile phone users can access information on demand by dialing a toll-free short code and navigating a menu of topics.

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Partner Spotlight Reflection

Family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: The use of digital technology to support self-care interventions

Self-Care Month this July offers an opportunity to double down to make quality self-care interventions available, affordable, acceptable, and accessible to those who need them the most. For R4S partner PSI, digital solutions offer a strong entry point to put power and care into consumers’ hands — during COVID-19 and well beyond.