Addressing Misconceptions About Family Planning in the Philippines to Drive Change

The Philippines has the largest annual population growth rate in Southeast Asia, with family sizes and birth rates that are among the region’s highest. In 2016, two million pregnancies occurred to Filipino women who wanted to wait to have more children or stop having children altogether. Yet, more than two-thirds of married women use less effective, short-acting contraceptive methods, such as pills or condoms.

PRB partnered with The Forum for Family Planning & Development, Inc., in the Philippines to create a suite of products to address misinformation about family planning methods and convince policymakers to fund family planning services.

  • A video highlights the state of family planning in the Philippines. It also emphasizes the need to provide universal access to a full range of contraceptive methods and provide reproductive health education and counseling for women and their partners.
  • Infographics outline available contraceptive options, their effectiveness, and common misconceptions about oral contraceptives, implants, injectables, and intrauterine devices.
  • A fact sheet targeting policymakers emphasizes the need to transition political support for family planning into tangible action.

The State of Family Planning in the Philippines

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