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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July 2015

Reaching Young Married Women and First-time Parents for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Burkina Faso

This technical brief discusses Pathfinder’s experience in Burkina Faso, implementing a project to reach young married women, first-time parents, and their key influencers, for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy through contraceptive use.

July 2015

Toucher les Jeunes Femmes Mariees et les Parents Pour la Premiere Fois Pour la Planification et l'Espacement des Grossesses au Burkina Faso

This is the French translation of a publication that discusses reaching young married women and first-time parents for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, as well as experience using intensive qualitative monitoring and documentation to respond to a gap in evidence.

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