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What is the promising high-impact practice in family planning (HIPs) for social and behavior change?
Engage and mobilize communities in group dialogue and action to promote healthy sexual relationships.
This new HIP brief describes the evidence on and experience with community group engagement (CGE) interventions that aim to foster healthy sexual and reproductive health (SRH) behaviors. The distinguishing characteristic of CGE interventions from other social and behavior change (SBC) interventions is that they work with and through community groups to influence individual behaviors and/or social norms rather than shifting behavior by targeting individuals alone. Specifically, community support can shift individual behaviors, including contraceptive behaviors, either by changing norms or individual knowledge and attitudes.
Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) is pleased to announce publication of a special supplement, “Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Crucial to Meeting Unmet Need Goals by 2020: Key Papers From the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning,” in collaboration with the Gates Institute. Comprised of 11 articles presented at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, the supplement focuses on the benefits and challenges of delivering LARC services and addresses a range of cross-cutting topics, from mentoring, supervision, and task sharing to quality of care, vouchers, postpartum family planning, and family planning service delivery in fragile environments.
According to James D. Shelton, editor-in-chief of GHSP, and Anne E. Burke, co-guest editor of the supplement, “This special issue of GHSP provides testimony to the remarkable rise in the popularity of LARCs … . In the context of availability of a wide range of other methods, provision of LARCs can be the linchpin in the effort to attain FP2020 goals to meet the contraceptive needs of millions of people.”
We took a look at recent requests for full-text documents from our low- and middle-income country users to see what topics they are keeping up with over the summer. Topics include domestic violence, contraceptive usage, family size, maternal mortality, and program accessibility.
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