Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country’s stubbornly low uptake of family planning services.
Indonesian adolescents have few places to turn for quality information about sexual and reproductive health. A new website aims to address that.
At the heart of each successful Population, Health and Environment program are the people who live in some of the most richly biodiverse places on the planet and who are working to preserve – or undo damage to – the unique locations they call home. CCP tells their stories.
Harmful gender, religious and cultural norms contribute to risky pregnancies in older women and women who already have five or more children, endangering the lives of these women and their babies, new CCP research suggests.
After each clinic makeover, the use of modern family planning services there increased significantly. Renovating the environment makes it more appealing, cleaner and motivates clients to seek care at the facility.
“If there is one thing we hope you take away from today, it is that stories are a powerful way to share knowledge, and research shows they evoke empathy, create trust and lead to action,” said CCP's Tara Sullivan.
The 2018 International SBCC Summit closed Friday with excitement and inspiration and a commitment to do even better in the future to improve people’s lives around the world.
New CCP research suggests that women in districts where family planning was prioritized were significantly more likely to be using the modern contraceptive methods they wanted.
In rural Kenya in the mid-1990s, Rael Odengo had no running water, but the teen had a radio. The Youth Variety Show was her only way to get family planning information. Now, at CCP, she creates the kind of programs that shaped her youth.
Couples in Mali who spoke to one another about family planning were not only more likely to use modern contraception, but to adopt other healthy behaviors.