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Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back & to kick off the giving season. You can give the gift of safe, secure #reproductivehealth to women and girls around the world, and whatever amount you give, it will be doubled.
#familyplanning
#SRHR

Sexual and gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of women and girls.
Yet #SGBV remains shrouded in a culture of silence.
📣 Speaking out
brings us a step closer towards justice & healing.

We’re inspired! Over the last four days, we asked delegates at #ICFP2018 to share their commitments to #familyplanning. We heard from youth advocates, leaders, activists, scientists, researchers, and more!

Follow us on Instagram to see what they said: https://t.co/Kwz4amCOGy

Closing statement for @ICFP2018 by @EllenJMacKenzie dean of @JohnsHopkinsSPH: I've been inspired by all of the great work going on in many different countries. Whenever young people get involved, good things happen. You bring the audacity of hope. #ICFP2018 #ICFPYouth

Our President & CEO @TraciLBaird shares her commitment to advance gender equity at #ICFP2018.

More about our new CEO and her vision for success: https://t.co/R8lKgYp641
#genderequality #familyplanning

Staff had fun brainstorming responses to this challenge - and we are thrilled to be a finalist! https://t.co/0g18FFrItv

Thank you to the government and people of #Rwanda for hosting #ICFP2018. Delightful hosts and role models for a global discussion of #familyplanning. Murakoze! #familyplanning2020

“The most essential ingredient is the determination to do something. And to do it with what you have.” THIS is what an #FPSuperhero looks like! @FP2020Global #ICFP2018

Congratulations Uganda and Burkina Faso for winning the Excellence in Leadership for #FamilyPlanning at the country level awards at #ICFP0218!

Mustafa Kudrati, our Vice President of Transformative Programs at @EngenderHealth, commits to enhance women’s voices & leadership in #familyplanning.

More about his work: https://t.co/Mdqjtk9nHg #ICFP2018

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Vasectomy

For more than six decades, EngenderHealth has been a leader in expanding access to high-quality vasectomy services in 39 countries. While vasectomy is widely available, safer, simpler, less expensive, and just as effective as female sterilization, it is far less commonly used.

When couples are given a range of options, vasectomy may prove to be the preferred method for those who do not want to have more children—particularly in developing countries, or in areas where limited resources and access to health services make it more difficult to use contraceptive methods (like the pill or injectables) that require regular health visits.

EngenderHealth pioneered “no-scalpel vasectomy,” a technique that is less invasive than traditional vasectomy, is more comfortable for clients, and has fewer complications. Importantly, this procedure enabled a wider range of providers–not just physicians–in varied health care settings to offer the method. In many countries where EngenderHealth works, no-scalpel vasectomy is now the most common type of vasectomy offered.

While we continue to improve the skills of health care professionals in providing vasectomy, EngenderHealth also recognizes the need to reach out to prospective male clients with accurate information. To counter pervasive myths and rumors about vasectomy, the organization led a successful communications campaign in Ghana called, “Get a Permanent Smile,” which included television and radio ads on vasectomy, an informational “hotline,” and community outreach. This campaign was then successfully adapted in Honduras and Bangladesh, raising the number of vasectomy users in all three countries.

EngenderHealth has a number of resources on vasectomy, including guides and training resources for medical professionals.

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