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Family Planning Population Health Environment Projects

Understanding the broad range of actors in the family planning landscape is critical to improving program advocacy and implementation. Staff at family planning organizations may be quite familiar with Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) and the High Impact Practices for Family Planning (HIPs), but not all members of the Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) community of practice are familiar with how to leverage FP2020 and the HIPs to implement and advocate for PHE projects. To bridge this gap, the PACE Project hosted an Africa PHE quarterly webinar with Jason Bremner (director, Data Performance and Management, FP2020) and Caitlin Thistle (technical advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID). Smita Gaith (policy analyst, PRB) moderated.

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The more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health in young adulthood and old age, according to a 2016 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their study was the first to definitively link social connections with specific health measures such as abdominal obesity, inflammation, and high blood pressure—all of which increase the risk of disease, including heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

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What’s Next for Integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) and Family Planning?

The policies of U.S. presidential administrations can influence foreign assistance funding and implementation, particularly around family planning and reproductive health. In light of the November U.S. presidential election, on Dec. 13 the PACE Project hosted an Africa PHE quarterly webinar with guest speaker, Teresa Casale, senior advocacy associate at PAI, to discuss how President-elect Donald Trump’s administration may impact U.S. government global funding for family planning and reproductive health.

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Youth Advocates for Family Planning

As part of a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has been supporting the Young Ambassadors for family planning from the nine member states of the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP). Launched in 2011, the OP focuses on meeting unmet family planning needs in its nine member states in francophone West Africa, which have collectively pledged to add 2.2 million more family planning users between 2015 and 2020.

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Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. Developed for this 25th anniversary of the campaign, this infographic explores the intersection of intimate partner violence and family planning.

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Men as Contraceptive Users and Family Planning Clients

Overall use of contraceptives has increased globally, but use of modern male methods (condoms and vasectomies) remains low. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) target of universal access to reproductive health by 2030 will be difficult without men’s participation.

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Linking Reproductive Health, Sustainable Development, and Conservation: Insights and Experiences from the Population & Sustainability Network and its Members

Linking family planning and reproductive health to other sectors—such as conservation and climate change—to achieve sustainable development is not new, but some opportunities to collaborate may not be well-known. In an Africa Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) webinar the Population & Sustainability Network (PSN) and other partner organizations shared insights and discussed how PSN and its members advocate for family planning to benefit conservation and sustainable development.

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Demographic Dividend: Reaching Our Potential as Young People and Nations

PRB, in collaboration with our youth working group on the demographic dividend, has created an advocacy video intended to engage decisionmakers in understanding the importance of involving young people in the policy process.

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Demand Satisfied: Understanding the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator for Family Planning

A recognized indicator for family planning—demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods (Demand Satisfied)—is key to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This infographic introduces users to the Demand Satisfied indicator—how it is measured and how it will be used moving forward.

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Demographic Dividend PowerPoint Slide Deck

PRB’s newest resource on the demographic dividend is a deck of sample PowerPoint slides that provides a compelling overview of this complex topic through graphics, photos, text, and tables from PRB publications and multimedia products.

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