Human rights need to be upheld at the policy, service delivery, community and individual levels [1], however, given that clients interact with family planning programs most directly at the point of care, the service delivery level offers a useful starting point. The human rights of clients and providers manifest in many ways at the service […]



A new report and two briefs from the Evidence Project/Population Council outline recommendations for improving awareness and use of national health insurance for family planning and reproductive health services by the urban poor in Uttar Pradesh, India. In 2008, the Government of India launched the National Health Insurance Scheme, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), to […]


Published 2016 The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus (BCS+) toolkit, developed and tested in Kenya and South Africa, provides the information and materials that healthcare providers need to offer complete, high-quality family planning counseling to clients living in areas with high rates of HIV and STIs. The BCS+ was adapted from theBalanced Counseling Strategy (León 1999; […]

Working Paper

Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women’s reproductive health to also focus on meeting men’s own reproductive health needs and engaging men as contraceptive users and agents of change in families and communities. Knowledge about reaching men as clients of family planning […]