About the Family Planning Database

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For decades, social and behavior change (SBC) has been used in family planning (FP) programs to positively influence behaviors around healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), use of modern contraception, contraceptive method selection and gender dynamics in FP decision-making with impressive results.

The SBC for Family Planning Evidence Database compiles and highlights key SBC successes spanning over 20 years (1995-2018). This database presents a collection of over 280 articles describing interventions and studies on low-and- middle-income countries that address family planning challenges through SBC approaches. The majority of articles are peer-reviewed, quantitative studies that evaluate SBC interventions resulting in a significant increase in FP method uptake. Many of the articles describe interventions that use proven and promising promising High Impact Practices (HIPS), including mass media, community engagement, digital technologies and interpersonal counseling.

Articles can be automatically filtered by checking boxes in the following categories: family planning (FP) method, audience, study design, country, and SBC activity. Unchecking the boxes or clicking the “clear filters” button will return the database to its original state. The database can also be filtered by searching keywords in the “search” box above the database. Database results can be printed, copied or converted into Excel/CSV files by clicking the appropriate buttons below.

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Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning Evidence Database

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An Overview

Demand, Comfort, and Continuity

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Circle of Care

Social and Behavior Change Before Services

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Circle of Care: Before Services

Social and Behavior Change During Services

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Circle of Care: During Services

Social and Behavior Change After Services

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Circle of Care: After Services

Choice, Respect, and Quality of Care

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Shared Agenda: Service Delivery

The Lasting Power of Social Change

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Shared Agenda: Social Change

Demographics and Demand

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Shared Agenda: West Africa

Focusing on the Future, Now

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Shared Agenda: Youth

This website is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Breakthrough ACTION is supported by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, under Cooperative Agreement: #AID-OAA-A-17-00017. Breakthrough ACTION is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Breakthrough ACTION. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of USAID, the United States Government, or Johns Hopkins University.

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