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January 2014

Cervical Cancer Prevention: The Single-Visit Approach Quality Management Toolkit

This toolkit contains 17 tools designed to help health care providers and program planners set up, ensure the quality of, and monitor single-visit approach (also known as “see-and-treat”) services for the prevention of cervical cancer.

Pathways to Change, English Low Literacy
December 2013

Pathways to Change Game (Multiple Languages)

The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.

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
Maternal & Newborn Health
Abortion
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
August 2012

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
2012
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
January 2011

3 Billion Reasons Campaign Overview

With the launch of the 3 Billion Reasons campaign, Pathfinder International is calling global attention to the world's some 3 billion young people, the largest generation of young people in history

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Advocacy
Region
Global
Year
2011
May 2010

Advancing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

This report contains key insights from research and recommendations to inform adolescent sexual and reproductive health advocacy, including strategic approaches, messages, and talking points.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocacy
Region
Global
Country
Angola
Year
2010
January 2010

"Safe Age of Marriage" in Yemen, Fostering Change in Social Norms: A Case Study

This paper describes how ESD, with the Basic Health Services Project in Yemen and the Yemeni Women Union implemented the Safe Age of Marriage program as part of a national effort to reduce maternal and neonatal mortalities.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Region
Near East
Country
Yemen
Year
2010
January 2010

Reaching Underserved Youth with Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services: An ESD Approach

This paper takes a look at how ESD changed community norms in support of healthy adolescent behaviors, specifically in Nigeria and Yemen.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Multi-Country
Country
Nigeria
Yemen
Year
2010
January 2010

A Reproductive Health Communication Model That Helps Improve Young Women's Reproductive Life and Reduce Population Growth: The Case of PRACHAR from Bihar, India

This paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to young people can help increase age of marriage, increase contraceptive use among young couples, and provide populations better access to reproductive health services.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2010
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