Access to education about contraceptive methods and tools empowers women and men to plan their families, educate their children, and provide for their families.
In early 2010, with an infant in her arms, another on the way, and a heavy load of daily household chores, Meeta quickly grew weak and ill with exhaustion. But Ramkishore, her husband, did not help her with the chores.
Addressing the Social Factors that Influence Family Planning
CARE’s Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post Abortion Care (SAFPAC) initiative, operating in Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan, integrates essential sexual and reproductive health services into new and ongoing humanitarian emergencies, emphasizing access to family planning and post-abortion care. SAFPAC’s experience has shown that a progressive policy environment contributes to expanding women’s access to reproductive health services.
Tékponon Jikuagou (TJ), which loosely translates to “using all means to reduce maternal mortality,” is an innovative project designed to address unmet need for family planning in Benin by intervening through women’s and men’s social networks.
Funded by USAID-funded, TJ is implemented by a consortium led by Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, in collaboration with CARE and Plan International.