New HIPS Brief on Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services

We are happy to announce another new brief, Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services (AFCS): Mainstreaming Adolescent-Friendly Elements Into Existing Contraceptive Services. [] This brief focuses on the elements of AFCS that are typically implemented within a service delivery setting. It describes how mainstreaming AFCS can address key challenges for contraceptive programs, discusses the existing evidence of adolescent-friendly elements, outlines key issues for planning and implementation, and identifies knowledge gaps.

The accompanying Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People: A Strategic Planning Guide [] is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision makers through a strategic process to identify the most effective and efficient investments for improving the sexual and reproductive health of young people.

Anne Ballard, MPH Program Officer

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

111 Market Place, Suite 310 Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: 410-659-2643  | Skype: anneballard.ccp

Email: Web: |

HIFA profile: Anne Ballard is a Program Officer at the John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs  in the United States. Email address: anne.ballard AT


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