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One of the most cost-effective public health interventions is family planning, which can significantly improve the health of women and their families. Family planning enables women and couples to determine the timing and spacing of their children and gives mothers and newborns an opportunity to stay healthy.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Video and Event Shine Spotlight on Family Planning in Senegal

Senegal's leadership on family planning is saving and improving the lives of women and girls. Watch a passionate video about what this progress has meant for women like Anta Ba, a 26-year-old woman living in Guédiawaye, a poor urban area of Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

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Senegal Celebrates Great Progress in Family Planning During National Review

Senegal achieved unprecedented growth in its modern contraceptive prevalence rate—it grew from 12.1% in 2010­-11 to 16% in 2013, and will likely reach 20.1% in 2014.

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Power of the User: Lessons learned from mHealth usability testing & tips for your innovation

Lessons learned from research by the Institute for Reproductive Health on capturing and understanding user insights on new technology products. How do you understand the interaction between user and product, and how do you ensure acceptability and uptake?

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Partnerships to Advance Family Planning: Lessons from Senegal

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center interviews Senegalese minister of health, Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, about her commitment to family planning, and releases a new commentary, “Strategic Partnerships to Advance Family Planning,” to share lessons learned from Senegal’s family planning program experience.

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Report shows progress on India's Family Planning commitment

Family planning is one of the most cost-effective and high-yield interventions to improve health outcomes, primarily in reproductive, maternal and child health. The FP2020 India report shows heartening progress.

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