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Through the @Hewlett_Found-supported project in West and Central Africa, we partner with @JVSAssociation in Bénin to create an enabling environment for youth access to #SRHR, including safe abortions.

Check out their "My Choice" twitter campaign! ⬇️

In anticipation of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ll spend the week highlighting programs that are contributing to a more gender equal world. Stay tuned for #InternationalWomensDay Spotlights!

How we're advancing #genderequality through #SRHR: ➡️http://bit.ly/GE-SRHR

Addressing fistula is key to advancing #SRHR.

Since 2005, EngenderHealth has supported over 45,000 fistula repairs thanks to @USAID. Learn about advancements in fistula care across Africa & Asia at our event on March 8: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

@fistulacare @USAIDGH #IWD2021

The @USAID-funded @fistulacare project takes a diverse approach to reducing barriers to fistula care. A key component of preventing fistula is expanding access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services.

➡️Learn more: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

#IWD2021 @USAIDGH

EngenderHealth supports capacity building & GBV awareness creation at Arbaminch Hospital, an integrated care center for GBV screening, counseling, treatment, and legal aid in Ethiopia. We were honored to host state officials to learn about successes & challenges in this model.

Yesterday, you heard about fistula from the @USAID-funded @fistulacare Plus project. To learn about how we’ve worked with partners to prevent & treat fistula over 15 years, join @fistulacare & @usaidGH for “Towards a Fistula-Free Future” on March 8!

➡️http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

Warmest congratulations to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the new U.S. Ambassador to the @UN. We @UNFPA wish you every success and look forward to working with you to protect the health and advance the rights of women and girls around the world. @LindaT_G @USUN

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/us/politics/linda-thomas-greenfield-ambassador-united-nations.html

Also, mark your calendars for March 8, 2021! We are hosting a virtual event on #InternationalWomensDay entitled, “Towards a Fistula-Free Future: 15 Years of Breakthroughs and Program Impact.” Register today: http://bit.ly/FCPlus-Webinar

Thanks everyone! The FC+ website is a great place to start for more information and resources on fistula prevention and treatment, including research results, project reports, and stories from providers and clients. http://bit.ly/fistularesources https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364608432880443393

Obstetric fistula is a beacon of inequality, as it occurs where women are already living with limited resources and access to healthcare. Additionally, once fistula occurs, women often face significant stigma and isolation which can impact their social and economic wellbeing. https://twitter.com/EngenderHealth/status/1364605591528886273

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Reversible Methods

Sustaining Family Planning and Postabortion Care Interventions in Kigoma and Beyond: Lessons Learned from the Maternal and Reproductive Health Project
The Maternal and Reproductive Health (MRH) project improved maternal and neonatal health and increased contraceptive prevalence by improving access to maternal and reproductive health services, particularly emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC), and contraception. Interventions included: upgrading facilities; supplying essential drugs and equipment for family planning and EmONC; providing training and supportive supervision in EmONC and contraceptive technology; and ensuring adequate contraceptive supplies.
(2019) PDF. 

The Postpartum Intrauterine Device: A Training Course for Service Providers
This curriculum is a clinical course designed to train doctors who will perform postpartum IUD insertions at their home institutions. This course emphasizes the information needed to provide safe and effective postpartum IUD services and provides for extensive practice time. It contains information to help guide the training during a workshop and to assist the trainer in making decisions that will enhance the learning experience. The curriculum has been designed to be used by trainers who are skilled, experienced postpartum IUD providers and who have previously conducted skills training.
(2008) English. Download the Trainer’s Manual(PDF, 6.1MB) SM-A-49 and the Participant’s Handbook (PDF, 3.2MB) (not available for ordering). CD-ROM SM-A-49-CD. Free.
Order this publication.

Contraceptive Use and Discontinuation Patterns in Nepal: Norplant, IUCD, Pill, and Injectables
This report summarizes the results of four studies of contraceptive use carried out under the auspices of the Nepal Family Health Program in 2003, and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The studies focus on acceptors and providers of four methods—Norplant, IUCD, injectables (Depo-Provera), and oral contraceptives—to examine patterns of acceptance and discontinuation, to document client and provider experience with family planning services, and to explore ways in which access to and use of the four methods in Nepal can be increased.
(2003) Available only in PDF: English (86KB)

IUD Toolkit
The IUD Toolkit, compiled by members of the IUD Subcommittee of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Maximizing Access and Quality Initiative, provides comprehensive, standardized, scientifically accurate, and evidence-based information on the IUD. This publication provides both guidance on best practices and tools to help improve couples’ access to the IUD and the quality of IUD services.
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Instruments and Supplies Needed to Provide Clinical Methods of Family Planning
This is a checklist of the minimum number and types of medical instruments and supplies that EngenderHealth recommends as needed for provision of each of the four clinical methods of family planning (hormonal implants, IUDs, female sterilization, and vasectomy).
(2008) English. Download as a PDF (20KB).

Hormonal Implants: Service Delivery Considerations for an Improved and Increasingly Popular Method
Hormonal implants are a highly effective, very safe, and reversible form of progestin-only contraception that is quickly and easily provided by a trained provider in a few minutes via a minor surgical procedure. Nearly all women can use this long-acting method, at any stage in their reproductive life. This technical brief from the RESPOND Project provides an overview of the characteristics of this method, as well as programmatic considerations for service delivery, including client eligibility, provider cadres’ ability to provide implants, service quality, and access, to name a few.
(2010) Download as a PDF (2.8MB) from the RESPOND Project

Promoting Hormonal Implants within a Range of Long-Acting and Permanent Methods: The Tanzania Experience
One of the challenges to increasing the availability of implants has been ensuring sufficient commodities to meet demand-an issue that many family planning programs face. This brief from the RESPOND Project describes EngenderHealth’s approach for supporting the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in introducing and expanding access to long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LA/PMs), focusing specifically on challenges and lessons learned related to hormonal implants.
(2010) Download as a PDF (4MB) from the RESPOND Project

Acceptability of Sino-Implant (II) in Bangladesh: Six-Month Findings from a Prospective Study
Bangladeshi women’s interest in long-acting family planning methods, and in hormonal implants in particular, appears to have risen in recent years. National service statistics show a dramatic jump in monthly implant insertions to about 44,000, well over the 11,000 per month average of the past five years. This sudden increase suggests that latent demand for the implant is now being met because the device has become more widely available. Currently, one type of implant (Implanon®) is available in Bangladesh, and there is interest in adding Sino-implant (II). To this end, the RESPOND Project and Mayer Hashi were asked by Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Family Planning of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to conduct an acceptability trial of Sino-implant (II), to inform the decision on whether to introduce Sino-implant (II) into the national family planning program and to provide lessons for scale-up. As of the midpoint of the one-year study, users of Sino-implant (II) appear to have found it acceptable, with relatively few discontinuing its use and most users reporting their general satisfaction with the method. However, the occurrence of a handful of infection-related side effects and some users’ reports of concerns over bleeding-related side effects emphasize the importance of implementing a whole-site training approach at facilities providing the implant.
(2012) Download as a PDF (3MB) from the RESPOND Project

Family Planning for Women and Couples Following Fistula Care
This booklet developed by Fistula Care provides clients with information about family planning methods for couples following a woman’s fistula repair.
(2010) English (1MB), French (1.2MB)

Inreach: Reaching Potential Family Planning Clients within Health Institutions
Working Paper #5. Outlines a strategy for improving access to family planning services for clients who visit hospitals and clinics for other services. Describes a pilot project in Kenya.
(1994) Available only in HTML: English, French.

 

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