This technical brief discusses Pathfinder’s experience in Burkina Faso, implementing a project to reach young married women, first-time parents, and their key influencers, for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy through contraceptive use.
This brief describes a project called Reaching Married Adolescents, which represents one of the first efforts in Niger to compare the ability of different interventions to increase the number of married adolescents who use a method of contraception. The project was developed with lessons learned from years of programming among similar populations in different contexts.
At a recent First-Time Parents webinar, hosted by the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project, Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health, and Pathfinder International, several experts shared their insights on results from recent projects targeting this critical and underserved youth population in Nigeria, Niger, and DRC. This page offers the speakers' full presentations, and also offers the participants' questions and answers.
This page offers links to resources and an introduction to the topic of first time parent issues.
Young married women (YMWs) and first-time parents (FTPs) face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives—challenges that are different to those faced by unmarried adolescents, older married women or older parents.
In Madagascar, Nigeria and Mozambique the Maternal and Child Survival Program has been testing approaches designed to connect first time / young parents (FT/YPs) to health services.
Globally, few programs consider the needs of first-time young parents (FTYPs), who face disproportionate negative health consequences during pregnancy and childbirth. Scant evidence exists on FTYPs‘ broader health needs.
The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) of USAID adapted and tested interventions with first-time young parents (FTYPs) in Kogi and Ebonyi states.
Led by Save the Children, Connect (2019-2024) uses a phased approach to leverage the reach of large scale "host projects" in two initial countries (Bangladesh and Tanzania.) In each country to reach first time parents (FTPs).
This brief describes an effort launched in 201 wherein the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project. and Pathfinder International, in partnership with the Ministry of Health,worked to improve postpartum health and gender outcomes for young first-time parents (FTPs) in Cross River State, Nigeria. The full report is here.