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Bringing New People to Family Planning: The Broader Impact of Fertility Awareness Methods
Date:Â November 28, 2011
Time: Â 8:30am-1:00pmÂ
Sponsor:Â Institute for Reproductive Health
Interpretation Available: Yes
In this half-day workshop facilitators and participants will share their experiences introducing two simple fertility awareness methodsâ€”the Lactational Amenorrhea Method and Standard Days Method â€”in diverse service delivery settings and explore factors that can facilitate or hinder successful integration into programs. A variety of tools and resources will be available to participants. Evidence shows that expanding family planning options by including Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) in programs contribute to addressing unmet need, improving birth spacing, and building strategic alliances for greater impact. According to Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, new fertility awareness methods “are easier to use correctly than some of the older ones and thus could appeal to more couples.” This workshop is sponsored by Georgetown University, Institute for Reproductive Health with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development. This session will be offered in French only.