Some 218 million women across LMICs have an unmet need for contraception: that is, they want to avoid a pregnancy but are not using a modern method.

The Ouagadougou Partnership, an organisation of 9 francophone countries in West Africa where contraception rates are among the lowest in the world, aims to double contraceptive usage by 2030.

But what will it take to achieve that?

Development Media International’s Family Planning Randomised Controlled Trial in Burkina Faso showed that a behavioural change campaign using mass media doubled the rate of increase of contraceptive uptake. Are there wider lessons here?

Join our online event to reflect on these results and on what more needs to be done to meet the reproductive health needs of women around the world.

Is investing more in health services and contraceptive supply enough? Or do other systems in society – our media, education, law and culture – have a crucial role to play?

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