Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Empowering women and girls to make lifesaving reproductive choices

Every day, women and girls with access to family planning and reproductive health services are empowered to make lifesaving choices such as spacing pregnancies and avoiding unintended pregnancies. For more than 40 years, Jhpiego has worked to ensure that every woman and girl can choose the contraceptive method that best suits her life stage and lifestyle.

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Did you know?

  • Spacing pregnancies at least 24 months apart gives women time to recover from childbirth–and babies get better nutrition and care from healthier moms.
  • Each year, family planning choices prevent as many as 1 in 3 maternal deaths and more than 2 million infant and child deaths.
  • Satisfying all unmet need for modern contraception in low- and middle-income countries could lead to 67 million fewer unintended pregnancies, 23 million fewer unintended pregnancies, 23 million fewer unplanned births and 35 million fewer abortions each year.

Countries We Support

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How We Make an Impact

Advocate for access
We work systematically to initiate and sustain access to high-quality FP services for every woman and girl with unmet needs, translating the latest evidence-based materials into country-specific and client-focused policies and practices, updating performance standards, revising training packages and strengthening monitoring tools and compliance measures.

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Increase points of care
We work to create a one-stop delivery of services, providing women with information about their family planning choices at every opportunity: when they attend antenatal care, deliver in a facility, bring their children to a clinic for immunizations, or seek treatment for chronic diseases such as HIV. Through these efforts, we reached more than 6.8 million first-time users of a modern contraceptive method between 2013 and 2017.

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Coordinate efforts
We work with global partners such as the World Health Organization and Family Planning 2020, country stakeholders including ministries of health, and other public and private sector agents to bend the curve toward satisfying unmet contraceptive and family planning and reproductive health needs.

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Stories 

Technical Resources 

Videos: 

  • Family Planning Summit 2017: Jhpiego Commitment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1Jl9KdIGU 
  • Family Planning Leads to Choice and Opportunity (India, 2016) (3+ minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CadBGhwz2ik 
  • Revitalizing Postpartum Family Planning (India, 2015) (12+ minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCQYRyUBEyY&t=11s 
  • A husband’s role in family planning in India: Jitendra Kumar’s story (India, 2012) (10+ minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHDCHdTHoEU 

Photos:  

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CAPTION: Elyse Gansonre holds her twins, Jeditte a girl and Jedikael a boy outside the house in which she lives that now has mosquito nets in the village of Kaounde, Burkina Faso Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Elyse says “I have four children with these two, the others are 11 and 8. My children are spaced because I am using family planning. Before I started using family planning I had two children very close together and both died because I couldn’t look after them. The midwife in the Health Centre explained to my husband and I then benefits of using family planning so we stared. I am happy that we can now look after the four children we have properly”Jhpiego has been working in Burkina Faso for the last 22 years, transforming maternal and child healthcare for women and children.  


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CAPTION: Fatoumatah Kamara, an apprentice hairdresser who has been trained to educate clients about family planning records what family planning methods she has administered in the Miskaa Salon in Conakry, Guinea Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. She says” Once a day, someone steps back from makeup and hair and gives a little talk. Before, young women were getting pregnant a lot but not now, there’s much more awareness.” Apprentice hairdressers in this salon have been trained to provide family planning education to clients while they have their hair done. Women are also able to get free condoms and contraceptive pills and are referred to teh nearest health clinic for other forms of family planning. The project is an intiative of the NGO Jhpiego who have been working throughout Guinea to provide maternal and child health support. Photo by Kate Holt 


CAPTION: Berja Bila, 38 years old and a mother of six children poses for photographs with her children and has a discussion with a community health worker who has been trained by Jhpiego under the MCHIP programme about nutrition and family planning in her community of Chirizdene, near XaiXai, Gaza Province, Mozambique on the 12th August, 2014. (Kate Holt/MCSP and Jhpiego) 

 


Photo Credit: Kate Holt for Jhpiego/MCSP. 

CAPTION:  A woman sells peppers in a market in Buchanan, Liberia. Jhpiego has been training volunteers to offer free family planning services to market vendors throughout Buchanan. The project has been highly successful with many vendors accepting the service. 


CAPTION:  At the Anosiala Health clinic in outer edge of Antananarivo, Midwife Lantosoa Ralalanirina, with glasses  

Rodine Rasoavololoniaina, 40 is getting implants. she already has three children. Midwife is speaking to her before her procedure. She is wearing dark glasses and a floppy hat. several student nurses watch the procedure. 

 

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CAPTION:  At the Anosiala Health clinic in outer edge of Antananarivo, Midwife Lantosoa Ralalanirina, with glasses gives a talk to moms who came in for prenatal examinations about family planning.  


CAPTION: At the CSB2 in Belazao, Mom, Sirauiniana Ranotomalala, 27 is getting implants after the birth of her baby, her husband, Andey Setriniawa Rauotohasy, 29 helps out with the baby while she gets implants. Their toddler is Miharo, 3 and also grandmother of the mom is there, Florence Ravaonasolo. Midwife doing the implants is Marie Ange She is being watched by local nursing students.  


CAPTION: CSB2 Clinic in Andasibe which has two midwives and a group of community volunteers. 

CAPTION: CSB2 Clinic in Andasibe which has two midwives and a group of community volunteers. 

Midwife Felicite Razafindranto puts inserts into Lydia’s arm. She is 21 and has two children. She does not have a family name. 


CAPTION: Teenage girls who are pregnant or new mothers attend a training session on family planning in the Aba Krampa health Centre in Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, Ghana, on Tuesday 5 June 2018. This area is very poor and there is a high rate of teenage pregnancy due to lack of education and family planning services. At the beginning of the project, health workers were given training on family planning and how to make the services accessible. For the last 20 months, these midwives have been training 100 women on the benefits of family planning, who are now training their friends and family. This training, combined with Jhpiego’s provision of family planning methods since 2011, has seen a large increase in women taking up family planning and birth rates decline. 


CAPTION: Constantine, 19, receives a contraceptive implant at a health clinic in Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Distric, Ghana, on Tuesday, June 5 2018. This area is very poor and there is a high rate of teenage pregnancy due to lack of education and family planning services. At the beginning of the project, health workers were given training on family planning and how to make the services accessible. For the last 20 months, these midwives have been training 100 women on the benefits of family planning, who are now training their friends and family. This training, combined with Jhpiego’s provision of family planning methods since 2011, has seen a large increase in women taking up family planning and birth rates decline.  


CAPTION: Nurse Gloria, who has been given family planning training by Jhpiego, visits new mother Constantine, 19, who holds her 1-month-old daughter Presla, and Presla’s father Eric, 22, in Eric’s mother’s house, where the couple live, in Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Ghana, on Tuesday, June 5 2018. This area is very poor and there is a high rate of teenage pregnancy due to lack of education and family planning services. At the beginning of the project, health workers were given training on family planning and how to make the services accessible. For the last 20 months, these midwives have been training 100 women on the benefits of family planning, who are now training their friends and family. This training, combined with Jhpiego’s provision of family planning methods since 2011, has seen a large increase in women taking up family planning and birth rates decline.