PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India
Between July 2001 and August 2012, Pathfinder International implemented the Promoting Change in Reproductive Behavior of Adolescents (PRACHAR) project to improve the sexual and reproductive health status of adolescents and young couples in the state of Bihar in northern 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.
Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity as well as its social and economic costs.
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.