Attention and resources have gradually shifted from family planning (FP) in the past decade, but globally need remains high, with an estimated 350 million couples lacking access to FP. FRONTIERS in Reproductive Health Program findings can help address this need by providing useful lessons on process and impact of improving quality of care in clinics, feasibility and effectiveness of community‐based distribution, and proven ways to increase access to underutilized contraceptive methods. This evidence can help strengthen programs and can be used for advocacy in revitalizing FP efforts, particularly in sub‐Saharan Africa where modern method contraceptive prevalence is only 16 percent. Revitalizing Family Planning is one of eight Legacy Papers synthesizing major lessons learned through research conducted under FRONTIERS. The full set of Legacy Papers includes: Capacity Building, Family Planning, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Gender, Integration of Services, Sustainability of Services, Utilization of Research Findings, and Youth Reproductive Health.
"Revitalizing family planning: Lessons learned on strengthening contraceptive provision," FRONTIERS Legacy Themes. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2009.
Frontiers in Reproductive Health