Family Planning – BTSP
Planned family, happy family

Family Planning – BTSP

There is an unmet need among married women in Bihar, between the ages of 15 to 24 years, for family planning, especially for spacing births. With child marriage still highly prevalent, the average age of girls who get married before hitting adulthood is 16 years, however, the median age of women who start using contraceptive is 25 years. There is a need for modern spacing methods among married girls and women between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

  Our Approach

Our approach in Family Planning initiatives is to ensure that all persons in the reproductive age group has access to a basket of choices regarding spacing and conception to choose from.

Our Work

In order to understand how to improve use of modern contraceptive among nulliparous and low parity couples, a pilot was designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and communication among couples about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and family planning. Improvements in the quality of interactions between the project participants and frontline worker was an integral component of the pilot.

The key target population for this pilot included married, nulliparous and low parity women and girls, and their partners. The intervention is being implemented in five blocks of Gaya and East Champaran districts. Districts were selected based on low performance in family planning indicators and previous implementation of interventions on gender norms.

Our Innovations

Family Planning – BTSP

Our Achievements

  • 01
    1906

    Support staff (including laboratory technicians, OT assistants, cleaners, and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) were trained in proper medical practices and provision of clients with comprehensive information on available family planning methods.

  • 02
    370

    Primary health centres in Bihar are providing regular surgical family planning services. We provided technical support in many trainings conducted by the government.

  • 03
    700

    Doctors have been trained and empanelled for provision of sterilisation services, conducted by the government, since November 2016.

  • 04
    10,000

    ANMs, doctors, and ayurvedic providers trained in provision of new family planning methods.

Bihar