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OPCU Director Marie Ba (@MissBa) will appear Friday, May 14th at 2:45 pm GMT, on @_51percent on @France24_en to discuss topics related the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in West Africa and beyond. Don't miss it.

The @Rutgers_INTL Gender-Transformative Approaches (GTA) Toolkit provides guidance for integrating GTA into communities, comprehensive sexuality education, youth friendly services, advocacy, and institutions, says @jeroenlorist (@RutgersNL).

View it here: http://bit.ly/Rutgers-GTA

"Rutgers knows it's crucial to engage men for gender justice, but also that only using this approach is binary & heteronormative. Therefore, we also focus on sexual & gender diversity to ensure the rights of marginalized groups are respected & fulfilled."

-@reyDP from @RutgersID

➡️@renugolwalkar says to effectively engage men & boys, we must frame gender inequality as a societal problem.

"There is not a problem with men & boys that we are trying to fix. The problem is the prevalence of harmful gender norms and power dynamics at every level of society."

Nick Danforth, a lifelong #SRHR advocate who managed the institute that won Roe v. Wade, outlines two priorities for gender-transformative SRHR programs:

1️⃣ Build local management
2️⃣ Demonstrate engaging men is cost-effective through increased data collection

#UbuntuSymposium

Renu Golwalkar, our Director of Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion, says gender-transformative change cannot be measured through contraception uptake or healthcare usage.

"The process is as important as the end goal. We must challenge existing gender stereotypes & power dynamics."

Why is engaging men important for achieving #GenderEquality?

Participants at our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session say that change is more sustainable when all people are engaged, and that everyone has a stake in achieving gender equality because everyone benefits!👏👏

🚨30 MINUTES🚨

It’s not too late to register for our @MenEngage #UbuntuSymposium session with @Rutgers_INTL!

Join us for “The Past, Present, and Future of Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” at 9am ET (3pm CET/CAT) ➡️ http://bit.ly/EH-Rutgers-Session

Don't forget to register for "Amplify Her Voice!" - EngenderHealth's virtual fundraiser for sexual and reproductive health and rights ➡️ http://bit.ly/AmplifyHerVoice

#Nurses are a fundamental part of providing safe, accessible, and affordable health care around the world. MOMENTUM helps to build the capacity of #HealthWorkers—including nurses—to transform the future of health care for #MomAndBaby. #IND2021 #VoiceToLead

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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.
Visit this online resource
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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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