Contraception & Family Planning

In developing countries, more than half of all women of reproductive age want to avoid pregnancy. 214 million women are not using an effective method of contraception. And millions of women lack the services they need, leading to 74 million unintended pregnancies in developing countries each year.

This is where Pathfinder works. We believe all people have the right to decide whether or when to have children. We know contraception means better health, more girls in school, and greater resources for families, communities, and nations. In over 100 countries and counting, our contraception programs change lives.


What We Do

  • Partner with decision-makers to make sure contraception is available wherever it is desired
  • Strengthen health centers, satellite clinics, and community health workers so more people in more places have access to the contraceptive information and services they need
  • Make sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception are always available so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them
  • Connect communities and health systems so people receive the services they need and the quality of care they deserve
  • Talk to men, religious leaders, and other key players to eliminate all biases and misconceptions that can prevent contraceptive use

Discover Our Projects

Beyond Bias

Of the estimated 38 million sexually...

Increasing Demand and Accessibility to Female Condoms

The female condom is the only...

Geração Biz Program

Young people were among the hardest hit...

Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti

When the earthquake struck Haiti in...

The Salaamati Project

Choice matters. Women have different...

NGO Health Service Delivery Project

Bangladesh has the eighth largest...

Meet Our Staff

Miguel Gutiérrez

Senior Country Director
Joseph Komwihangero

Joseph Komwihangiro

Senior Country Director
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Tauseef Ahmed

Senior Technical Advisor

Stephen Redding

Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives

Dolorosa Duncan

Regional Manager

Marie-Claude Mbuyi

Senior Technical Advisor

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.