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POPLINE provides access to 350,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health
International Day of Families celebrated on May 15 centered this year on Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Society. How do the various roles in a family affect the happiness, prosperity, and wellbeing of individual members?
Take family planning, for example, not just contraception, but at what age to marry, how many children to have, the value placed on male versus female children, the duties of children to look after parents as they age, the role of grandparents, mothers-in-law, and more.
In low-income countries these relationships and family ties are increasingly strained as individuals seek to find work and food to support family members, especially as the continuing migration from rural areas to cities often separates family units.
All these factors are made worse by practices and cultural norms that continue despite the best efforts of social and health service agencies to prevent them. POPLINE has information about many of these practices that can benefit programs trying to improve the lives of their clients. Here are some shortcuts to various searches:
- Intergenerational sexual relationships
- Reasons for teenage pregnancy
- The influence of mothers-in-law in family planning
- The role of grandparents
- Role of expectant fathers
- Son preference
- Husband-wife communication
Too many results? You can always filter your search results by keyword, region/country, by year, or by language.
Facts for Family Planning presents a comprehensive collection of key information and messages that anyone can use who communicates to others about family planning. Although a variety of individuals and groups can use Facts for Family Planning, it is primarily designed for those who communicate with men and women who are seeking information about family planning and help in selecting a family planning method.
Facts for Family Planning is modeled on the early, popular versions of Facts for Life, a book that helped the child survival community communicate consistently about an emerging body of knowledge and best practices.
Facts for Family Planning contains ten easy-to-read chapters, each provides an overview of key facts to provide the most basic information for quick reference, but also delivers more in-depth supporting statistics and content to provide a comprehensive look at family planning, specifically designed for a developing country perspective.
Facts for Family Planning has been developed to facilitate the work of community health workers, counselors and others in providing information on family planning. The content is also easily adaptable for communication strategies and outreach programs aimed at impacting a broader audience through the media and journalists.