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Brussels, Belgium, IPPF, European Network, . 32 p.During the UN World Conferences in Cairo and Beijing, the importance of young people having the right to information, education and health services in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS was emphasized. After these conferences, the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) undertook initiatives to provide services to improve sexual health for young people both at field and at the advocacy level. 'Make it Happen...Make it Now' is the motto IPPF chose for its strategy on young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights. This strategy has been implemented during the last 5 years in different ways. This publication entitled 'Youth and IPPF EN’ is the IPPF EN review of its strategy. The review noted that youth issues and services for youth have been at the core of many national family planning association's (FPA) efforts; there has, however, been disparity in terms of support for the Regional Office between the grant receiving and non grant-receiving health. Overall, the results obtained show an improvement in the provision of sexual health services to young people. However, in contrast, the involvement of young people at different governance levels within IPPF EN has not been equally satisfactory. IPPF EN recognized that there is still a lot more to do and it is of great importance to keep moving forward in relation to youth issues.
Nairobi, Kenya, Family Planning Association of Kenya, 1980. , 164 p.The proceedings of the Second Management Seminar for senior volunteers and staff of the Family Planning Association of Kenya (FPAK), held in December 1979, with appendices, are presented. The 1st 3 days consisted of lectures and plenary discussions on topics such as communication strategies, family guidance, youth problems, and contraceptive methods; the last 2 days were group discussions, reports and summary evaluations. 40 participants took part in the evaluation, expressing satisfaction with knowledge gained in communications, family life education, and IPPF organization and skills. They expressed the need to learn more about family counseling, youth problems, population, and integrated approaches. The seminar recommended that FPAK be more innovative to retain volunteers, plan its communication strategy more carefully, train and involve volunteers in programming, study traditional family planning methods, provide family counseling services, fully exploit the media, and use it to clarify misconceptions and introduce community-based distribution.
Shared sexual responsibility: a strategy for male involvement in United States Family Planning clinics.
In: International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]. Male involvement in family planning: programme initiatives. London, England, IPPF, . 167-76.Reviewed here are the efforts of the Planned Parenthood affiliates in the United States, showing that their focus is on female contraception. The author argues that if family planning is to be seen as a basic human right, then far more attention needs to be given to shared sexual responsibility. Although major strides have been made through federal grants and education programs, the history of meaningful male involvement has been a feeble one. It is argues that the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies, the falling statistics in vasectomy services across the country and the overall image of family planning programs, are indicative of the need for a new strategy. The little research data that is available shows that the earlier young men and boys are reached with accurate sexuality information, the more successful family planning and education services will be. The most successful sex education programs seem to be those which see sexuality education as a life-long process. More recently, research has concluded that programs working with parents and children are by far the most successful in ensuring ongoing dialogue and most meaningful behavior change. An important strategy for reaching males, partucularly with condoms, is to build on current strength in reaching female populations. Active promotion of vasectomy services, increased availability of comdom products suitably packaged and promoted, and attention-getting public service announcements, have combined to help change the image of a family planning program too often thought of as exclusively female. A representative sample of educational materials for men is included in the appendix.
M. A. thesis, Univ. of Chicago, Division of the Social Sciences, Dec. 1973. 90 p.In the summer of 1971 the Planned Parenthood Federation of Korea (PPFK), with the concurrence of the Korean government, launched a new phase in the Korean family planning program--"Stop at Two" movement. With this step the 10 year old family program became the 1st in the world to openly advocate and propogate through communications the 2-child family norm. Since then the movement has been vigorously pressed through all communications channels in spite of traditional norms and the need for major outside funding. The decision to actively bring the "Stop at Two" idea to the public was based largely on the implications for the future of the success of the 1st 10 years of the national family planning program. The Korean government has set an optimistic population growth rate target for the next 5 years--1.5 to be achieved by 1976. To reach these goals it is estimated that 45% of the eligible population will have to be regularly using some form of contraception. At 1 time or another the PPFK, supporting the national program, has used every conceivable method of communication to inform, motivate, and persuade the Korean population to adopt family planning. An attempt has been made to carefully analyze problem areas in the family planning program for which communication research is needed or would be relevant. An effort is made to show how the information obtained could be used to deal effectively through communication with the conditions presented by the problem. Communication research and evaluation techniques which would be most valuable to Korea are described. A research and evaluation design which spells out the components of a program of research intended to support the already published communication strategy of the Korean family planning over the next 3 years is included.
An evaluation of community based distribution (CBD) programmes of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
London, England, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, March 1978. 97 p.This is a report by a private managerial firm on the current status, successes and problems of the community based distribution (CBD) concept in family planning. The report is broken down into 9 chapters, each dealing with a specific facet of the study. The report begins with: 1) terms of reference; and, 2) an explanation of the methods used by the management consultants in this study; and continues with 3) the concept of CBD; 4) the history of CBD in the IPPF structure; 5) details on current management of CBD projects; 6) procedures used to evaluate current projects; 7) a description of CBD staffing and reporting systems; 8) the organization of CBD within the existing IPPF; 9) a discussion of other relevant topics involving the management and future of CBD. The managerial consultants outline difficulties with the system, such as the problem of adapting family planning programs to local customs, whether or not to charge for contraceptives, how effective field surveys are, and the role of CBD within a larger planned parenthood and world health context. The report provides detailed information on the current status of programs in 26 countries as well as a considerable amount of data on the actual implementation and operation of a CBD program, giving examples from various localities studied.
[An education policy for IPPF's Western Hemisphere Region--considerations and recommendations of 1977 I&E Seminars] Una politica de educacion para la Region del Hemisfero Occidental de la IPPF--consideraciones y recomendaciones de los Seminarios de IyE 1977.
Edited by R. Jaimes. New York; IPPF, Western Hemisphere Region, 1978. 52 p.The New Educational Policy views family planning education as a longterm activity designed to stimulate social change within the context of social and economic development. In theory many governments in this region recognize family planning as a human right. As a result of a study of IPPF and its future, it was concluded that though it would continue to include service delivery, this would not be its main task. Its main activities would be to lead, to be a testing ground, to develop new approaches. One main goal of family planning is integration. There is the need to link family planning with those services and programs in the community with which it can relate. It must be kept in mind that information and education are the front line of family planning service. Family planning must care about the family as a whole. To extend the participation of volunteer workers, the need to be aware of the priorities of other organizations must be stressed, thus laying the ground work for the long term success of family planning. Research is needed for program development. Financial and technical help is needed to start new education programs, for training, and for educational aids. The needs of the non-English speaking territories in the Caribbean must be realized. Volunteers and personnel within a family program must learn to communicate effectively. Therefore, they must be provided with orientation and training in the basics of family planning and human relations. It was also stressed that programs should be promoted in rural and marginal areas. It is necessary to raise the professional and budgetary status of Information and Education departments.