Enhancing Demand for Family Planning Information and Services, Particularly for Youth

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Enhancing demand for contraception is an important component in reducing unmet need.

In some settings, individuals and couples may not be aware of the range of contraceptive methods available to them or where they can access these methods. In other settings, some women may not want additional children but continue to use short-acting methods even when long-term methods are available. Yet elsewhere, young married adolescent girls who may want to delay the onset of childbearing are unaware of contraceptive methods available to them. Structural barriers and negative social norms around contraception may dampen demand for family planning.

The Evidence Project will explore ways to increase demand for family planning information and services among a wide range of clients, particularly among youth. Our activities focus on: