Contraception: Everybody wants it, but not everyone has it. 214 million women around the world want to determine if and when to have children, but lack access to family planning. Wait, what?! WTFP?!

Meet some of the people who are making a difference.

In Her Own Words: A Garment Factory Worker in Bangladesh

Fatema is one of 1,400 women who work at the Versatile Apparel factory in Dhaka. In addition to her regular duties, Fatema serves as a peer educator teaching fellow garment workers about family planning.
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For garment workers, long hours can make accessing health services challenging. EngenderHealth is bridging the gap by bringing family planning information and services directly to the factory floor.
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Fatema’s own experience gives her a keen understanding of the transformative impact of contraception. Married at age 10, she had her first of two children at age 13. Now 29, Fatema has no desire to be pregnant again. “I’m contributing to the betterment of the community,” notes Fatema, who takes pride in working at a factory where the focus is on employees’ health.
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A family planning champion in Ghana, trained by EngenderHealth.


A nurse in Ghana, trained by EngenderHealth.


A mother in Tanzania, receiving family planning services supported by EngenderHealth.


A mother in Bangladesh, receiving family planning services supported by EngenderHealth.


Sarah uses her role of peer educator to show that if you’re a young parent, it can turn out okay, and you can still get where you want to in life.


Enidyjoy is an EngenderHealth-trained Head Nurse at the Kalinzi Dispensary in Tanzania.


Dr. Claudine Monganza recognized the importance of helping others and was determined to become a physician.


Zenebech and her husband Haile take great pride in raising their son, Dawit.


Mimi Amesa has become a trusted health leader in her rural community in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

WTFP?! is brought to you by EngenderHealth, a global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. Learn more about us.

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