Starting Off Right: Mentorship Begins With Empathy

Everyone arrived early, packing into two small rooms on the second floor of Pokhariya Hospital in Birgunj, Nepal. The adolescents appeared somewhat nervous; the health care workers were unsure what to expect. This was the first day of the facility’s…

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

Written by: Melanie Yahner, Advisor, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Breakthrough ACTION Youth family planning (FP) efforts have traditionally missed youth who are married and/or parenting. A growing focus on this population has…