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Contraception & Family Planning

In developing countries, more than half of all women of reproductive age want to avoid pregnancy. 214 million women are not using an effective method of contraception. And millions of women lack the services they need, leading to 88 million unintended pregnancies in developing countries each year.

This is where Pathfinder works. We believe all people have the right to decide whether or when to have children. We know contraception means better health, more girls in school, and greater resources for families, communities, and nations. In over 100 countries and counting, our contraception programs change lives.

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What We Do

  • Partner with decision-makers to make sure contraception is available wherever it is desired
  • Strengthen health centers, satellite clinics, and community health workers so more people in more places have access to the contraceptive information and services they need
  • Make sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception are always available so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them
  • Connect communities and health systems so people receive the services they need and the quality of care they deserve
  • Talk to men, religious leaders, and other key players to eliminate all biases and misconceptions that can prevent contraceptive use

Discover Our Projects

Junt@s

Junt@s, meaning together in Portuguese, brings men, women, boys, and girls together to increase gender equality, comprehensive abortion care, and primary and secondary prevention of gender-based...

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(re)solve

To advance progress toward the achievement of FP2020 and the SDGs and to reduce unintended pregnancies, there is an urgent need to address unmet need for modern contraception. (res)olve brings...

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Beyond Bias

Of the estimated 38 million sexually active adolescents in developing regions who don’t want a child in the next two years, 23 million have an unmet need for contraception. We’re generating...

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Access to Primary Health Care

Each year, 22,000 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth in the DRC. Millions lack the contraceptive services they need. See how we’re changing this—joining dedicated local...

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Meet Our Staff

Eileen Mokaya

Senior Country Director

Eileen has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and management of national, regional, and international development programs in sub-Saharan Africa....

Lydia Murithi

Project Director, Beyond Bias

Lydia is a social and behavioral scientist with over a decade of experience as a global health researcher and program implementer....

Adalgisa Viola Ronda

Clinical Services Director

Adalgisa has nearly 10 years of experience public health project management, planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating activities through supervision of district coordinators and...

Fabio Castano

Senior Technical Advisor for Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Fabio is a widely recognized expert in reproductive health, family planning, and maternal and child health....

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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