Cover of Pathways Fall 2012
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocacy Contraception & Family Planning Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
November 2012
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Lighting the Way: Changing Lives Through Family Planning

This edition of Pathways examines our unique approach to family planning with a look at how access to contraception can be an avenue of choice for millions of young girls, women and their families in the countries where we work.

Read about "Solar Sister", a groundbreaking collaboration in Uganda in which young mothers travel door-to-door counseling other young parents on sexual and reproductive health by the light of solar-powered lamps they sell for extra income to support their families. Counseling families with the aid of these lamps means young mothers like Elizabeth, a 23-year-old single mother of two, can meet with young couples at night, when both are home from work, doubling the impact of the counseling opportunity.

"The lamp will help me promote family planning in so many ways," Elizabeth says. "When there is light, everything will go on."

More In This Series

July 2012

A Global Response to HIV and AIDS that Begins in the Home

The Summer 2012 issue of Pathways focuses on our global response to HIV and AIDS, told through stories of empowered individuals sharing knowledge and making a difference in their communities.

April 2012

Delivering Results: Why Skilled Health Care Providers are Critical at Every Level

The Spring 2012 issue of Pathfinder's Pathways focuses on the importance of skilled providers and strategies to increase their number in developing countries. Also, Purnima Mane delivers her first public letter as president of Pathfinder International.

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Change Starts Here: Pathfinder International 2014 Annual Report

We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.

August 2014

Cartes Aide-Mémoire de Conseil pour Adultes sur la Contraception (Multiple Languages)

Cet ensemble de cartes aide-mémoire de conseil sur la contraception a été développé pour aider une variété de prestataires à conseiller les adultes sur les options disponibles en matière de contraception.

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