Entries by Kelli Schmitz | Peace Corps Volunteer, Benin

Creating a Healthier Future for Urban Adolescents SBCC in Benin: Putting HC3’s French Urban Adolesecent SRH SBCC I-Kit to Use

Months ago, the organization I work with here in Benin, Organization for Service and Life (Organisation pour la Service et la Vie – OSV Jordan), was selected to pilot the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Project’s new Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Implementation Kit (I-Kit). For […]

Defying Norms and Advocating for Family Planning for Women of All Ages

Henriette Tossa is a mother of two and a community health educator working and living in southern Benin where according the Benin Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the total fertility rate is 4.9 children per women and the contraceptive prevalence rate of modern methods is 8 percent. Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) remain stigmatized and unpopular […]