Reaching First-Time Parents and Young Married Women for the Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Burkina Faso

Pathfinder International implements the “Addressing the Family Planning Needs of Young Married Women and First-Time Parents Project” in Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Niger. Key implementation-related findings from Burkina Faso are included in this report. The findings focus on how to tailor sexual and reproductive health services to meet the diverse needs of young married women and first-time parents. Evidence shared in this report was gathered through an intensive qualitative monitoring and documentation process designed and implemented by E2A and Pathfinder. The process was innovative in that it engaged frontline implementers who led small group sessions with young married women.


  • Author: Katie Chau, Regina Benevides, Claire Cole, Callie Simon, Abdoul Balde, and Anna Tomasulo
  • Publication date: September 2015