Healthy Women of Ukraine Program FP / RH Communication Strategy

Date of Publication
2012

The goal of Healthy Women of Ukraine Program Family Planning (FP)/Reproductive Health (RH) communication strategy is to increase positive attitudes and expand the use of modern contraceptives as an alternative to unintended pregnancy and associated abortion.

The objectives of the strategy are:

  1. Promote the benefits of family planning to the Ukrainian population of reproductive age
  2. Improve attitudes about modern contraception by:
    • Dispelling the hormone phobia – the myths and misinformation perpetuated around hormonal contraceptives
    • Dispelling the myths and misinformation perpetuated around IUDs
  3. Increase the use of modern contraceptives based on the life stage approach to:
    • Increase effective condom use among sexually active youth and unmarried men and women (to prevent both unintended pregnancy and HIV)
    • Increase hormonal contraceptive use among married women (for birth spacing)
    • Increase IUD use among married women who have had at least one child (for birth limiting)
  4. Increase the number of providers that are disseminating accurate and up-to-date information about modern contraceptives
  5. Increase policy- and decision-makers’ support for family planning policies