Project Lead(s): Shamsa Rizwan
Improving the use of contraceptives is a top priority identified in Pakistan’s national health plan. This project aims to improve the demand for and use of contraception in Pakistan’s urban slums in Pakistan through a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach.
Accompanied by mobile phone and interactive voice-response technology, the CBT approach will use the principles of guided discovery, empathetic listening, problem solving and behavioural activation to address the misconceptions around contraception and empower women in decision making.
The project will organize and train couples to deliver the CBT-based intervention, creating networks of parents working with community health workers to form linkages with private and government family planning service provider.