Contraceptive discontinuation among women and adolescent girls who want to delay or prevent pregnancy is a challenge in many countries; however, there has been little attention paid to identifying programmatic approaches to address this challenge. In 2021, Breakthrough ACTION, in conjunction with USAID ReachHealth Philippines, the Philippines Commission on Population and Development, and the Philippines Department of Health, used human-centered design to create solutions to reduce contraceptive discontinuation in that country.

The solutions were compiled into this Contraception Discontinuation Testing Toolkit, which guides social and behavior change and family planning (FP) practitioners on testing six solutions that address contraception discontinuation in their local context.

Tested once in the Philippines, these prototypes are meant to be tested again and adapted to the needs of FP providers and women in other countries. The toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for testing the prototypes, along with details on who should test them, and testing requirements.



1. Testing Toolkit
3. Testing Summary


Alison Pack, Breakthrough ACTION

Billie Puyat Murga, USAID ReachHealth