Expanding Method Choice, and Access to Contraceptive Information and Services for First-Time Mothers in Shinyanga District, Tanzania

Pathfinder International, through the E2A Project, implemented interventions for young women, including first-time mothers (FTMs), from July 2015 to September 2016, in Shinyanga District, Tanzania. E2A tested and documented a three-pronged approach to increase uptake of family planning  information and services by young women, including FTMs. The approach included structural-, community-, and individual-level interventions.

This report summarizes key lessons learned in implementing this three-pronged approach, captured through systematic process documentation. Findings in this report will be used to sustain and scale-up interventions for FTMs in Tanzania, and inform a framework for First-Time Parents programming, on which E2A and partners are developing.


  • Authors: Regina Benevides, Catherine Kahabuka, Dolorosa Duncan
  • Publication date: August 2017