New Project Aims to Increase First-Time Parents’ Access to Family Planning in Bangladesh and Tanzania

GW Public Health Bangladesh, Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Admin

Every year, over 13 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth in low- and middle-income countries, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Many of these young mothers are married and first-time parents, and are often under family and community pressure to have a second child quickly. Young mothers who have a second child very rapidly … Continued

Nothing for young people, without young people: Making family planning access youth-centered

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation HNN Admin

This article was originally published by The Optimist By Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery How does the foundation think about its family planning strategy when it comes to young people? We know that the largest generation of young people in history are currently experiencing their reproductive years—1.2 billion people. If given every opportunity to succeed, their energy and … Continued

Why is it difficult to interview young fathers about fatherhood, and why is it important that we keep trying?

Young Lives Peru, Ethiopia, Zambia, India HNN Admin

This article was originally published by Young Lives Many researchers hesitate to share difficulties experienced in fieldwork in case the credibility of field teams or of the research findings is called into question. I believe that sharing our experiences will contribute to better research, and therefore benefit all those involved and invested in the research. … Continued