A father and son on their farm in ColombiaUSAID/Flickr

DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish

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A new brief covers best practices and lessons learned on how to engage men and boys as consumers of health services, supportive partners, and agents of change.
A Nepalese mother and her daughter playDave Cooper/USAID

First-time parents and young married couples: A neglected window of opportunity for family planning programs

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Pregnancy is a time of transition for first-time parents. It is also a window of opportunity for family planning (FP) programs seeking to encourage FP uptake.
Young mothers receiving family planning information from a community health worker in UgandaJonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

When choices don’t match preferences: Better family planning through behavioral design

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This blog post describes programs that have successfully used behavioral design to help people choose family planning options that are best for them.
Behavior Change Impact: Evidence in Action

New website highlights evidence for social and behavior change impact

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This blog post introduces a website for social and behavior change (SBC) practitioners seeking evidence on the impact of SBC in a variety of health areas.
Congolese mother breastfeeds her babyPitshou Budiongo

In Honor of World Breastfeeding Week: Interpreting Baby’s Cries

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This blog post describes how insights on how the increasingly varied cries of growing infants can affect exclusive breastfeeding by their mothers.
A couple receive counseling about contraceptive methods available to them from a nurse in RwandaYagazie Emezi/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

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This blog post discusses how social and behavior change transforms gender norms and improve family planning and reproductive outcomes for women and men.
Mother and son in NigerBenedicte Kurzen/UNICEF
Female community health worker talks to a woman during a home visit in UgandaJonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

Message Framework for Advocating for SBC in Family Planning Programs Now Updated!

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An updated message framework helps social and behavior change (SBC) practitioners better advocate for greater investment in SBC in family planning programs.
Malaria testing at a village clinic in MalawiPhoto credit: amy Rakotoniaina/PMI/Flickr

Designing for Provider Behavior Change: Developing Solutions to Provider-side Barriers to Quality Care

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This blog post describes how Breakthrough ACTION used behavioral insights to develop provider behavior change solutions that lead to better quality of care.