Meeting the needs of young married women and first-time parents

Organisation: Pathfinder International Year: 2016

Young married women and first-time parents face a unique set of challenges to living healthy sexual and reproductive lives. This series of trainings from Pathfinder International aim to give health care providers, community workers, and small group facilitators the knowledge and skills they need to meet the needs of these groups.

The trainings are designed for use in francophone West Africa, where a significant proportion of adolescent girls aged 15–19 and young women aged 20–24 are married or living in union, but it can easily be adapted for other settings.

The modules cover topics including healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), nonjudgmental counseling for young married women and first-time parents, and the particular challenges and pressures concerning childbearing faced by young married women and first-time parents.

TAGS: Toolkit Sub-Saharan Africa Health Providing services Health services Empowering girls Support to married girls Programme design