Case Study


Although family planning programming has been ongoing in Pakistan for nearly 50 years, 20 percent of women have unmet need, fertility remains high at 3.8 children per woman, and only 35 percent of married couples today are using a contraceptive method.1 Compared with other countries in the region, Pakistan’s fertility transition has been extremely slow, […]

Working Paper

Integrating family planning into non-health sector development projects has been promoted as a win-win for multiple sectors, leading to both increased access to and use of contraceptives as well as improvements in many other development indicators. Integrated projects are increasingly collecting data to document implementation and impact, but this evidence is often isolated in project […]


RAISE Health is an initiative to improve the health of women and men factory and farm workers in developing countries through changes in global and corporate policies and workplace practices. Effective management of workplace health is good for companies and workers alike, resulting in better health and morale, better labor-management relations, empowerment of women, and […]

Journal Article

Journal: Cochrane Review Authors: Laureen M Lopez, Thomas W Grey, Alison M Stuebe, Mario Chen, Sarah T Truitt, Maria F Gallo Plain Language Summary:  Hormonal and nonhormonal birth control during breastfeeding Birth control for women who are breastfeeding is important worldwide. Delaying the next pregnancy improves the health of women and children. Each year, millions of women […]

Journal Article

Journal: Global Health: Science and Practice Authors: John Ross, Consultant; Jill Keesbury, The Evidence Project; and Karen Hardee, The Evidence Project Abstract: The method mix of contraceptive use is severely unbalanced in many countries, with over half of all use provided by just 1 or 2 methods. That tends to limit the range of user options and constrains the […]