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April 2014

Reproductive Choice: Protecting Nature and Human Rights

Right now, communities face two interconnected crises—how to protect their health and the environment they depend on. The problems are complex. And Pathfinder is up to the challenge.

March 2014

Health of People and Environment Lake Victoria Basin Baseline Study: Synthesis Report

In 2012, HoPE LVB conducted a baseline study to inform project design and determine baseline values for key outcome indicators.

December 2013

The Way We Live: Advancing Health & Rights Through Integration

In a year of remarkable achievement, including Pathfinder’s landmark victory at the US Supreme Court and our return to Bangladesh with a $53.8 million project, what was most exciting? The answer—integration—is the theme of Pathfinder’s 2013 Annual Report.

Focus Area
Systems Strengthening
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Abortion
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
HIV & AIDS
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Global
Country
Bangladesh
Burundi
Egypt
Ethiopia
Guinea
India
Kenya
Mozambique
Pakistan
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Year
2013
May 2013

PRAGYA: Multisectoral, Gendered Approach to Improve Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People

PRAGYA, meaning "insight" in Sanskrit, is a mixed methods study commissioned by USAID and conducted by Pathfinder India to improve understanding of the effects of Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project.

Focus Area
Gender
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
January 2013

PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India

This technical brief summarizes the evolution of PRACHAR, describes the intervention model and key evaluation results that informed each phase, and highlights next steps for dissemination and advocacy based on 11 years of project learning.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Gender
Behavior Change
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2013
August 2012

Research and Evaluation Working Paper Series

The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Advocacy
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Africa
Country
Bangladesh
India
Nigeria
Tanzania
Year
2012
January 2012

The Effect of Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Age at Marriage and First Birth in Rural Bihar, India

This paper describes the results of a survey of participants in an adolescent education program implemented by the PRACHAR project in rural Bihar.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2012
November 2011

PRACHAR: Promoting Change In Reproductive Behavior In Bihar, India Summary Report Of Phase II Evaluation Findings

This report summarizes evaluation findings from Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project, a community-based adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights program implemented in rural Bihar, India.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2011
September 2010

PRACHAR: Promoting Change in Reproductive Health Behavior of Adolescents in Bihar, India

This document outlines PRACHAR’s interventions that are intended to empower adolescents to successfully use contraception to plan their families.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2010
January 2010

Comprehensive Safe Abortion Programming: The Pathfinder International Approach

This paper presents Pathfinder's comprehensive approach to safe abortion programming including provider training, client friendly counseling, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations including youth, community mobilization, and advocacy.

Focus Area
Abortion
Advocacy
Region
Multi-Country
Country
South Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Mozambique
India
Viet Nam
Peru
Angola
Year
2010
January 2010

A Reproductive Health Communication Model That Helps Improve Young Women's Reproductive Life and Reduce Population Growth: The Case of PRACHAR from Bihar, India

This paper shows that culturally acceptable and community-focused interventions geared to young people can help increase age of marriage, increase contraceptive use among young couples, and provide populations better access to reproductive health services.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Maternal & Newborn Health
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2010
January 2008

The Effect of Community-Based Reproductive Health Communication Interventions on Contraceptive Use Among Married Couples in Bihar, India, International Family Planning Perspectives

In this paper, authors Elkan E. Daniel et al., compared family planning attitudes, knowledge, and behavior among young women in three Bihar districts before and after the implementation of a program.

Focus Area
Contraception & Family Planning
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2008
August 2007

Improving Access to Safe Abortion Care and Services in Northern Karnataka, India,

Pathfinder commissioned a baseline study prior to the implementation of the Improved Access to Safe Abortion Care project (IASAC) and a midterm assessment after about a year of implementation.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2007
May 2007

Improved Access to Safe Abortion Care, Karnataka India

Pathfinder International undertook the Improved Access to Safe Abortion Care project (IASAC), an innovative program designed to improve the quality of abortion training for medical students, and improve the skills of a significant number of current abortion providers.

Focus Area
Abortion
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2007
January 2007

Changing Reproductive Health Behavior in Youth: A Cultural Shift in Bihar, India

The PRACHAR Project offers unique lessons in how to improve the health and welfare of adolescent and young mothers and their children by changing traditional customs of early childbearing.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2007
January 2006

Reproducive Health of Young Adults in India: The Road to Public Health

This report describes the Reproductive Health of Young Adults in India (RHEYA) project. RHEYA's goal was to delay early marriage, increase the use of contraception, and to reduce the use of abortion as a method of contraception.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2006
January 2005

Promoting Change in the Reproductive Behavior of Youth, Pathfinder International's PRACHAR Project, Bihar, India

This report offers a detailed overview of the PRACHAR project's successful efforts to reduce early marriage, to delay childbirth among young women, and to space subsequent births.

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Behavior Change
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
2005
January 2005

CATALYST - Birth Spacing Grants Compilation Document

For decades, health care providers have recommended two-year birth spacing. New research shows an association between longer birth intervals and improved maternal and child health outcomes.

Focus Area
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Multi-Country
Country
Egypt
India
Yemen
Peru
Year
2005
January 2005

CATALYST - A Compendium of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities Worldwide

From 2000 to 2005, Pathfinder International served as the managing partner of the CATALYST Consortium, a global reproductive health initiative.

Focus Area
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Behavior Change
Maternal & Newborn Health
Region
Near East
Global
Country
Egypt
Pakistan
India
Yemen
Peru
Year
2005
January 1999

India: TARSHI-Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues with Youth: A Telephone Hotline (Chandiramani, 1999)

India: TARSHI-Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues with Youth: A Telephone Hotline (Chandiramani, 1999)

Focus Area
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region
Asia
Country
India
Year
1999
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