Why Do Teenage Girls Trust Maria?

She was 13 when she came to the clinic to meet Maria, a PSI-trained health provider. She whispered to Maria, “I need a test.” Maria remembers it vividly. The teenage girl was crying. She had heard about Maria through PSI’s Kuwa Mjanja program, which focuses on preventing unplanned teen pregnancy by creating programs with direct

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Living for Love: What Motivates Adolescents?

By Ahna Suleiman, Developmental Scientist, UC Berkeley Center on the Developing Adolescent & Adolescents 360 Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year project aimed to increase access to and uptake of voluntary modern contraception among adolescent girls (15-19 years old) in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The project fuses public health, marketing, human-centered design, developmental neuroscience, and cultural anthropology and will

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How do We Change Policy and Communities to get Youth Access to Long-Lasting Reversible Contraceptives?

How contraceptives—especially long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)—can improve the health and wellbeing of young women is a topic that presents tough questions. With USAID’s support,  PSI, FHI360, Pathfinder and its Evidence2Action Project, and Marie Stopes International recently held a symposium to tackle those questions head on, and chart a course forward to improve the sexual and

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Global Financing Facility Launches in Addis Ababa

This week, private global development partners, NGOs, and world leaders met at the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa to launch the Global Financing Facility (GFF). In support of Every Woman Every Child, GFF is a financing partnership that aspires to cease preventable deaths of women, adolescents and children by 2030. Here are several highlights and

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Getting Providers to Talk about Voluntary Contraception for Youth

By Andrea Mooney, Communications and Knowledge Management Advisor, PSIand Rena Greifinger, Technical Advisor, PSI How contraceptives—especially long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)—can improve the health and wellbeing of young women is a topic that presents tough questions. With USAID’s support,  PSI, FHI360, Pathfinder and its Evidence2Action Project, and Marie Stopes International, held a symposium on May 27, 2015, to

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7 Data Gaps in Women’s Health that Show why We’re #NotThere Yet

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI Illustrations by Sophia Greenbaum, Graphic Designer, PSI This week, the “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,” a highly unique and in-depth digital report detailing the state of women and girls around the world was released by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and No Ceilings initiative of the Bill,

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