Background: Side effects is one of the leading causes of contraceptive discontinuation worldwide. Research on side effects has focused on the physical manifestations like headaches, moodiness, abdominal pain and menstrual irregularities. Less well known is how side effects influence women in terms of their daily lives. Study Purpose: To understand the ways that side effects […]


Case Study

This brief presents key lessons from the environmental movement on effective strategies for driving changes in corporate policies and practices and creating new mechanisms for holding business accountable for environmental impacts. Corporate policies and voluntary and ‘soft law’ standards may be unfamiliar to many women’s health advocates, but they are likely to have increasing importance in the years to come. There is much to learn from the experiences of the environmental community.


Presented at FP2020 Kenya CSO Meeting Presenter: Karen Hardee March 10, 2017


The health of Bangladesh’s 29.5 million adolescents, who make up nearly one-fifth of the country’s total population, is critical to the country’s future, but issues surrounding adolescent sexual and reproduc­tive health remain taboo. ASRH initiatives have been implement­ed by both the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), but with limited coordination, documentation or […]


Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, with a population of approximately 140 million people. Modern contraceptive services are underutilized in Nigeria which has a modern contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 11 percent. The country’s low CPR highlights the need for innovative programs to increase women’s access to contraceptive services.