Improving Awareness of Contraception and Informed Choice Among Youth
Since 2011, we have partnered with Bayer on World Contraception Day (WCD), a worldwide campaign with a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Its mission is to improve awareness of contraception and enable young people to make informed decisions on their sexual and reproductive health.
On WCD 2015, the coalition released the ‘Truth Report’. It highlighted the growing body of research surrounding misconceptions of sex and contraception, and how these lead to an increased knowledge gap and low awareness of sexual and reproductive health.
Commissioned by Bayer, the report echoes PSI’s belief in health care providers’ (HCPs) ability to help overcome barriers in access to and information about health services. The report recognized the importance of removing barriers to contraception, improving the conversation between youth and HCPs, and the impact of different cultures’ perceptions on contraception and family planning methods, like long-acting contraceptives (LAC).
WCD is sponsored by Bayer, PSI, USAID, and thirteen other coalition members. For further information on the campaign please visit your-life.com