Community health workers can meet women in their homes to provide accurate information, counseling, and contraceptives. This intimate service provision allows women and men to decide for themselves, perhaps for the first time, the number, timing, and spacing of their children.
JSI’s Nancy Harris explains that if access to contraception is a human right and programs aim for the maximum variety in choice of methods, then vasectomy must be part of the mix in mature family planning programs.
On World Contraception Day, Nancy Harris and Leigh Wynne of the Advancing Partners and Communities Project speak to the need for greater provision of emergency contraceptives for women in low-income, rural areas.
JSI’s Nancy Harris reflects on the progress made at this year’s Implementing Best Practices Consoritum meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Even before my dear friend, Cindy deNeve, died young of cervical cancer, I cared deeply about prevention via HPV vaccination. My new granddaughter and Cindy’s two small daughters will avoid cervical cancer because they can afford the expensive vaccine. Not so for millions of young girls in poor and middle income countries.