Despite recent gains in the use of modern contraceptives around the world, many women are still dissatisfied with their family planning methods and discontinuation remains high. In collaboration with health workers, postpartum women, implementers, and policymakers in Malawi, Breakthrough ACTION used behavioral design to develop a package of evidence-based, low-cost solutions that improve the quality of family planning counseling for postpartum women.
Learn more about how the solutions work in practice:
An accompanying guide highlights the “how-to” of the solutions so that implementers can consider if they may want to adapt them to their own settings. The guide includes more details and implementation considerations for each solution, downloadable files for each solution, and links to the formative research and evaluation results.
For more information about Breakthrough ACTION’s tested solutions for postpartum family planning counseling, please see the resources on this page or contact the ideas42 Global Health team.
Postpartum FP guidelines [PDF]
Group counseling tool [PDF]
Group counseling card [PDF]
Method referral card [PNG]
Antenatal care handout [PNG]