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

Between 2012 and 2015, Pathfinder International worked with the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health, local partners to develop and implement a project that has supported increased contraceptive use among young married women (YMW) and first-time parents (FTP) for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP). Because there is limited evidence about how best to reach this hard-to-reach population, the project implemented an intensive qualitative monitoring and documentation process with assistance from E2A to respond to this evidence gap. This technical brief discusses key findings from the project and offers lessons for supporting YMW and FTP to access information and contraceptive services that would allow them to practice HTSP in similar contexts.