Dismantling Social Barriers to Family Planning Use: Tékponon Jikuagou in Benin
Acknowledging that decades of programming to promote greater access to information and services have not closed the gap between unmet and met need, theTékponon Jikuagou campaign in Benin guides communities to shift social norms surrounding family planning and leads to new ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that support family planning use.
This brief explains that pilot results showed that exposure to Tékponon Jikuagou led to statistically significant increases in couple communication and family planning use. Importantly, the pilot results signaled that positive social norms related to family planning use were indeed significantly linked to talking about, seeking, and using family planning, affirming the value of the social network approach.
More Tékponon Jikuagou Benin resources
- How-To Guide for a Social Network Diffusion Intervention to Overcome Social Barriers to Family Planning
- Zika Virus Global Emergency Response Plan
- PAHO Strategic and Operational Plan for Responding to Pandemic Influenza
- The Facilitation Primer
- Crisis and Outbreak Communication Pandemic Flu and Other Disasters
- Overcoming Social Barriers to Family Planning Use: Harnessing Community Networks to Address Unmet Need
- Taking a Social Change Intervention to Scale: Learnings from Tékponon Jikuagou in Benin
- Suaahara Final Dissemination Documents
- Women’s Social Networks, Family Planning Use and Unmet Need: Formative Research Findings from Terikunda Jékulu
- Topline Results of Rapid Assessment of Barriers to Family Planning Use