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The Right Decision at the Right Time: Dispelling Myths around NSV in India
India's central government has renewed its focus on vasectomy and intends to increase the uptake of this safe and cost-effective family planning method. As part of a broader package of technical assistance, RESPOND developed a film with the Government of India to dispel myths about vasectomy and motivate couples to consider no-scalpel vasectomy once they have completed their desired family size. The film presents no-scalpel vasectomy as a simple, painless family planning option, addresses negative attitudes toward vasectomy, provides insights into the procedure’s potential benefits, and seeks to motivate men and couples to consider this method.
Available online in English

Long-Acting and Permanent Methods: Stories from the RESPOND Project (West Africa)
Although evidence suggests that good couple communication supports better use of family planning, few tools exist to encourage such communication in West Africa. To inspire couples to talk about family planning, the RESPOND Project developed four short documentaries profiling real couples who overcame their fears about long-acting and permanent methods of contraception. The four videos in the series depict the issues and decision-making processes that each couple struggled with and are intended to inspire others to talk about family planning. The videos can serve as a focal point for community-level group discussions; they may also be used at health facilities to generate discussion between providers and clients. (Available in French and Mòoré with English subtitles, these videos were produced by RESPOND Project partner Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.)
Available online in French and in Mòoré with English Subtitles

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