PRB Topic Feed: Family Planning/Topics/FamilyPlanning.aspxFamily Planning Policies and the Poor in PeruOver the past two decades, the government of Peru has instituted a series of laws and policies designed to expand access to family planning services. A recent article in International Family Planning Perspectives notes that these policies have not always achieved their desired effect. 03/14/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/perufamilyplanning.aspx6ceb5512-9092-4764-8791-0d9594360273Five Good Reasons to Integrate Family Planning/Reproductive Health and HIV ServicesPRB recently published the policy brief, Supporting the Integration of Family Planning and HIV Services. This article highlights five good reasons why integration is a sound investment that will pay multiple dividends for individuals, communities, societies, and health systems. 11/30/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/fphivintegration.aspxd21bcb1d-42e1-48b4-9a72-9d03adc40b48Family Planning Challenges and Decentralization of Health Services in Latin AmericaIn recent decades, several countries throughout Latin America have undergone health sector reform in efforts to improve the quality of care and the level of coverage. Among the most common of these reforms is the decentralization of health services.06/24/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/familyplanning-latinamerica.aspxbc314701-87c2-423e-b870-b05d0e1700f3Family Planning in West AfricaFor many years, donors and governments focused attention on family planning in West Africa to both improve maternal and child health and enhance economic development. However, as fighting HIV/AIDS became a priority in the region, family planning received much less attention.03/14/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/westafricafamilyplanning.aspx6cb2f09b-297a-42fb-815e-a99dc8600eb1Faith-Based Organizations Have a Large Role to Play in Addressing Gender-Based ViolenceThe importance of engaging faith leaders in the effort to transform masculinities, prevent SGBV, and provide a safe space for survivors of SGBV remains critical given the role of religious leaders in setting gender norms. Since SGBV is often associated with stigma, it is vital that survivors feel supported by their religious communities. 10/18/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Faith-Based-Organizations-Have-Large-Role-Addressing-Gender-Based-Violence.aspx719fa9f3-f3a7-4f2b-bc7b-f7d2fd42fa45The Dynamics of Family PlanningSince the early 1960s, many countries have instituted large-scale programs to provide contraceptive protection to their populations. Since that time, hundreds of national surveys have been conducted and statistics have been collected from clinics and health centers at local levels. The rich data sets that have appeared over the years permit insights into the dynamics of how large-scale family planning programs do and do not work well.11/09/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Dynamics-of-Family-Planning-Key-Demographic-Insights.aspx686bf7b4-51cd-4eb3-828a-64935b18a82fFamily Planning and Kenya ProgressAnalysis of PRB’s new Index of Young Women’s Well-Being shows how social and structural barriers to progress for young women in Generation X and the Millennial generation have contributed to women’s persistently high poverty rates, a declining share of women in high-wage/high-tech jobs, a dramatic rise in women’s incarceration rates, and increases in maternal mortality and women’s suicide.11/09/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/US-Womens-Well-Being-Stalled-x.aspx1cbca767-3c4a-47ba-a6a1-8cd67c5737a2PRB-Sponsored Journalists Put Family Planning Into Local ContextPopulation Reference Bureau (PRB) supported 18 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to cover the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia. 02/19/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/womens-edition-journalists-icfp.aspxf164a0a5-b36e-4836-bb6b-44185c9c6ef6Economic Shock of Crop Loss Increases Contraceptive Use Among Women in Rural TanzaniaIncreasing access to family planning during rough economic times gives couples the option to postpone pregnancies. In his research on Tanzania, the author found that rural households increased contraceptive use when provided at an affordable rate, if they lost a significant portion of their crop.06/05/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/tanzania-crop-loss.aspxd57de2e8-6bdd-4da0-a1b4-ec9aa7a1eb2bHow Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change Ms. Magazine blog published "How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change," by PRB's Kristen P. Patterson.12/01/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/ms-blog-family-planning-climate-change.aspx8e1ff4fa-2e51-4c5a-91f3-295e8606361d