Staff Reporters
May 23, 2016

CASE STUDY: Advancing acceptance of family planning in Nepal

Outreach Nepal helped the country's MInistry of Health and USAID move family planning toward becoming a 'new normal' for young couples.

Background and aim

More than half 56 percent of Nepal’s adult women are below 30 years old. But health research shows that only 12 percent of young married couples use contraception to delay the first birth, fewer than 32 percent adopt family planning to space out their their first and second children and fewer than 13 percent use birth control within two months after a child's birth. 

As unplanned pregnancies take...

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