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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
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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!

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Integration of HIV and STI Prevention, Sexuality, and Dual Protection in Family Planning Counseling

Integration of programs for family planning (FP) and for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) involves the provision of FP and STI prevention (including HIV) and care services as part of a unified, coordinated strategy that addresses clients’ risks for unintended pregnancy and STI transmission (including HIV), as well as for pregnancy and HIV-related care and support. An integrated approach to counseling is often a key component of integrated programs and services, and this more comprehensive, client-centered approach to counseling has become critically important in light of the growing HIV and AIDS pandemic. Not only do FP clients need to understand their risks for HIV and to take these risks into account when making decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, but HIV-positive women have pregnancy prevention needs as well. Clients’ needs related to HIV and FP are often inextricably linked, and addressing sexuality is fundamental to both.

EngenderHealth developed Integration of HIV and STI Prevention, Sexuality, and Dual Protection in Family Planning Counseling: A Training Manual to help increase providers’ comfort in addressing sensitive issues related to sexuality, gender, and HIV and AIDS, and to clarify the values and overcome the biases necessary to do so. This two-volume set (manual and handouts) features participatory exercises on sexuality and gender; STI transmission (including HIV), prevention, and dual protection; integrated counseling skills; and other trainers’ resources. It is designed primarily for training of health care providers who offer counseling services, but the exercises can be used with a wide range of individuals who work in sexual and reproductive health, including all levels of FP staff; health outreach workers; HIV and STI educators, counselors, and frontline staff; and members of community groups.

View or download the manual (PDF, 1.5 M) or handouts (PDF, 991 KB).

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