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July 2013

Cue Cards for Counseling Adolescents on Contraception (Multiple Languages)

The set of cue cards is designed to help a range of community- and facility-based providers to counsel adolescents and young people on their contraceptive options.

June 2013

Securing Equitable Access to Comprehensive Abortion Care in South Africa: Technical Update

This technical update discusses Pathfinder South Africa’s experience supporting youth-friendly comprehensive abortion care service delivery in public sector facilities, providing recommendations for future such efforts.

August 2014

Research and Evaluation Working Paper Series

The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Africa
Country
Bangladesh
India
Nigeria
Tanzania
Year
2014
July 2014

m4Youth: Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information to University Students and Peer Educators

Pathfinder is using m4youth, a free SMS service, to impact students’ knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, thereby increasing their utilization of services.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2014
July 2014

mCenas! Reaching Youth with Information and Stories about Sexual Health

mCenas! - a comprehensive text message-based program that targeted youth aged 15-24 - has increased knowledge about contraceptive methods and dispel common myths around contraceptive methods.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Mozambique
Year
2014
Scale-up of Adolescent Contraceptive Services
June 2014

Scale-up of Adolescent Contraceptive Services: Lessons from a 5-Country Comparative Analysis

This article retrospectively analyzes the scale up of adolescent-friendly contraceptive services in five countries and draws lessons learned to inform implementation and sustainable scale up of HIV and other services for adolescents.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Ethiopia
Ghana
Mozambique
Tanzania
Viet Nam
Year
2014
May 2014

Pathways: No More Stolen Futures

When a girl is robbed of her childhood, what happens to her future? This issue of Pathways explores Pathfinder's work to break the cycle of violence, early marriage, and unintended pregnancy that prevents millions of young people from having a choice.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Egypt
Uganda
Year
2014
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May 2014

Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Living with HIV through Home Based Care - Lessons from Tanzania

This study examined the experiences of adolescents living with HIV in Tanzania in order to identify ways to improve home based care to better meet their needs.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
HIV & AIDS
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2014
January 2014

Contraception for Adolescents in Low and Middle Income Countries - Needs, Barriers, and Access

Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity as well as its social and economic costs.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Year
2014
October 2013

My Future, My Choice: Increasing Young People's Access to Contraception

This Fall 2013 edition of Pathways explores Pathfinder's work with adolescents and youth, and in particular, providing those young people with choices when it comes to their contraception methods, their bodies, and their futures.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Ethiopia
Mozambique
Year
2013
October 2013

Invest in Young People - It Pays

In response to an invitation from the editors of Reproductive Health, we put together key themes that reverberated throughout the conference, on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people, and promising solutions to meet them.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2013
July 2013

Post-Abortion Care Services for Youth and Adult Clients in Kenya: A Comparison of Services, Client Satisfaction and Provider Attitudes

A study conducted by FHI 360 and Pathfinder International on the type of care young post-abortion care clients receive as compared with adult post-abortion care clients and providers’ attitudes towards serving adolescents and youth.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Abortion
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Year
2013
May 2013

Fear and Misconceptions About Sex Among Adolescents Vertically-Infected with HIV in Tanzania

With increased access to HIV treatment throughout Africa, a generation of HIV positive children is now transitioning to adulthood while living with a chronic condition requiring lifelong medication, which can amplify the anxieties of adolescence.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Tanzania
Year
2013
May 2013

PRAGYA: Multisectoral, Gendered Approach to Improve Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People

PRAGYA, meaning "insight" in Sanskrit, is a mixed methods study commissioned by USAID and conducted by Pathfinder India to improve understanding of the effects of Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project.

Focus Area
Gender
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
April 2013

Implants for Adolescents: An Option Worth Considering for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy

This publication discusses the long-acting contraceptive implant, often considered for use in women who have chosen to stop childbearing. However, implants can be appropriate for all women, including adolescents who want to delay or space childbearing.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Global
Year
2013
January 2013

PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India

This technical brief summarizes the evolution of PRACHAR, describes the intervention model and key evaluation results that informed each phase, and highlights next steps for dissemination and advocacy based on 11 years of project learning.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
April 2012

Bringing Youth-Friendly Services to Scale in Ethiopia

Stigma, service costs, and provider bias pose formidable barriers to Ethiopian young people's ability to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Year
2012
October 2011

A Review of Adolescent Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health Projects: Findings and Recommendations

This report summarizes findings from a review of projects to identify promising strategies to transform gender norms and improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes with potential for adaptation and scale-up in Northern Uganda and similar contexts.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Uganda
Year
2011
Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Africa
Country
Nigeria
Year
2011
August 2011

Promoting the sexual and reproductive rights and health of Adolescents and Youth

Developed by the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, this publication analyzes the Global Health Initiative country strategies from a youth lens.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2011
April 2011

A Smart Investment: Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into Multisectoral Youth Programs

This publication part of Pathfinder's 3 Billion Reasons Campaign highlights the importance of ensuring that sexual and reproductive health is part of any multisectoral program for adolescents and youth.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2011
January 2011

Why Youth?

Investing in the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth has never been more important. Read the top ten reasons why the global community should invest in young people today

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2011
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