Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Maternal & Newborn Health Contraception & Family Planning
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

Using data from a project in Bihar, India, this paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to adolescents and youth can help increase age of marriage and first birth, increase contraceptive use among young couples, provide vulnerable populations better access to reproductive health services, and reduce population growth.

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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.

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March 2016

Meeting the Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents

Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives. This series of trainings aim to give health care providers, community workers, and small group facilitators the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of these groups.

March 2016

Providing Reproductive Health Services to Young Married Women and First-time Parents in West Africa: A Supplemental Training Module for Facility-based Health Care Providers

Young married women and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives. This training aims to give health care providers the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of these groups. This training is designed for use in francophone West Africa, where a significant proportion of adolescent girls aged 15–19 and young women aged 20–24 are married or living in union, but it can easily be adapted for other settings.

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