PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India
Between July 2001 and August 2012, Pathfinder International implemented the Promoting Change in Reproductive Behavior of Adolescents (PRACHAR) project to improve the sexual and reproductive health status of adolescents and young couples in the state of Bihar in northern 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.
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.
mCenas! - a comprehensive text message-based program that targeted youth aged 15-24 - has increased knowledge about contraceptive methods and dispel common myths around contraceptive methods.