In Nov 2020, global stakeholders convened for an online technical consultation on contraceptive-induced menstrual changes (CIMCs). Since then, FHI 360 has convened a global, multidisciplinary CIMC Task Force to draft research and learning agendas focused on CIMCs around areas of particular interest, including: 1) measurement, 2) contraceptive R&D and biomedical research, 3) social-behavioral & user […]
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 […]
Event summary for the ICFP side sesssion from FHI 360 and R4S titled “Advancing equity to support UHC: Tools and approaches for #NextGenFP”.
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PSI shares experiences and lessons learned as part of R4S-funded documentation of FP program adaptations made during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November 17-18, 2020, a virtual technical consultation on contraceptive-induced menstrual changes was held to convene experts in the fields of family planning and menstrual health. This meeting was coordinated by FHI 360 through the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) and Envision FP projects with support for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). All […]
On November 17 and 18, the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) and Envision FP projects, which are led by FHI 360 with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will hold a virtual technical consultation that will convene experts in the fields of family planning and menstrual health to review evidence around contraceptive-induced […]
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.
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.