Document Type

Case Study


This edition of Quality/Calidad/Qualité relates the experience of three family planning associations affiliated with the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region that have tried to incorporate an HIV/AIDS prevention strategy into their existing family planning programs and services. It examines how BEMFAM/Brazil, ASHONPLAFA/ Honduras, and FAMPLAN/Jamaica have made a transition toward a range of family planning services more focused on the clients themselves and more explicit in the treatment of sexual themes. In each of the three countries, the staff received special training that not only enabled them to provide information on HIV/AIDS, but also helped them adopt a broader concept of sexuality and reproductive health itself. The report details accomplishments to date, barriers to change, factors that have facilitated change, and lessons learned.


Issue no. 8 of Quality/Calidad/Qualité, a series of case studies of high-quality, innovative programs in sexual and reproductive health.