PRB Topic Feed: Family Planning/Topics/FamilyPlanning.aspxIndia Proposes Retooled Population PolicyFifty-three years after independence, India continues to look for a viable policy to control population growth.04/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/IndiaProposesRetooledPopulationPolicy.aspxb541678c-0bb2-4a3a-ae49-808dc30b55c7Many Peruvians Rely on Traditional Family Planning MethodsPeruvian women are having fewer children and waiting longer between pregnancies, many by using traditional family planning methods. The 2009 results from an ongoing DHS show that Peru's average fertility has fallen from 3.5 children per woman in 1996 to 2.6 children per woman. 11/17/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/perufamilyplanning.aspxa00f196d-369b-439a-896d-469b3d819f2dEl Salvador Survey Shows Lower Fertility, Increased Contraceptive UseWomen of childbearing age in El Salvador are having fewer children and using more family planning, with a recent increase in the use of injectable contraceptives.The recent survey shows not only an impressive narrowing in the fertility differences among rich and poor, urban and rural. 10/14/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/elsalvador.aspx8c3a39c0-e606-4553-bf03-6a5a2d0b1411Addressing Limited Contraceptive Options and Inconsistent Use in ZimbabweResearch shows Zimbabwean women rely on a few contraceptive methods (oral contraceptive pills, injectable contraceptives, and male condoms) and almost 1 in 5 new contraceptive users discontinue within one year. 08/28/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/contraceptive-use-zimbabwe.aspx85ae8f2c-16b1-478e-bdbd-4de1124f8c4aImproving Child Health Through Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Rural EthiopiaTo reduce child mortality and improve child health, increased awareness in the community, particularly among women of childbearing age in rural areas, of the importance of the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies is critical. 06/19/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/healthy-pregnancies-rural-ethiopia.aspx7d10dae8-7dce-48b4-a90b-13bc692266f7Gregory Pincus, Father of the PillIn 1950, Gregory Pincus took up Margaret Sanger's challenge to develop the first birth control pill.07/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/GregoryPincusFatherofthePill.aspx7bd0d835-dab7-4b3f-b1ca-019805d35a84Reimert T. Ravenholt, USAID's Population Program StalwartAs director of USAID's Office of Population from 1965 to 1979, Reimert T. Ravenholt created a family planning juggernaut that still provokes both praise and disdain10/18/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/ReimertTRavenholtUSAIDsPopulationProgramStalwart.aspx7a46d7c0-685a-4c3b-863d-2f1bfe7a9a63Family Planning in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and MaliIn West Africa, approximately 13 percent of married women use some form of family planning. Hormonal contraceptives, including the pill and injections, are the most commonly used methods. Traditional family planning methods, including periodic abstinence and withdrawal, are in second place. 04/01/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/westafricafamilyplanning2.aspx636d8e6b-79f3-4a70-a44b-4c229a99bebcWhat Would It Cost to Meet Family Planning Needs in Developing Countries?A new report estimates the costs of expanding family planning services to cover the unmet need for effective contraception in developing countries, and the health and economic benefits that would accrue from meeting family planning needs.02/24/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/addingupfpcosts.aspx49c2affb-a396-4ad4-a48e-cdf845233285Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2005The 2005 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of Rwanda shows that the national policy to reduce population growth, while not yet seeing a reduction in fertility rates, has resulted in the increased use of family planning.03/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/RwandaDemographicandHealthSurvey2005.aspx44e77d05-fe42-44fb-9a31-d843b88a8c93