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Access to Modern Contraception

More than 218 million women and girls in low- and middle-income countries want to prevent pregnancies, but aren’t using contraception.

BURKINA FASO, ETHIOPIA, BANGLADESH


Program Highlight:
(re)solve

Too many women and girls around the world say they want to use contraception, but for myriad reasons, don’t use it. (re)solve responds to this challenge by developing solutions tailored to the needs and experiences of individual women and girls—allowing them to act on their intention to go to a health facility, seek counseling, and use contraception.

Solutions: In Bangladesh, nondescript personal stickers remind female factory workers to take their oral contraceptive pills. In Burkina Faso, La Chance, a board game, teaches adolescent girls about how to overcome barriers to contraceptive use. And in Ethiopia, a counseling sheet gives providers talking points for postpartum family counseling.

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

I thought that contraception was not a good thing... I thought contraceptives weren’t safe to avoid getting pregnant. But after the game that changed.”

— Girl, 19 yrs, 10th grade, Ouagadougou

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