Midwives improve access to family planning services in Madagascar

Speeches Shim

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Family planning client Meva and her son at their home in Mananjary, Madagascar
Photo: Samy Rakotoniaina / MSH

In 2018, Madagascar enacted a new family planning law allowing youth to seek family planning services without parental consent. However, young couples still face major obstacles accessing these vital services due to a lack of availability, persistent cultural and religious beliefs, and minimal information about available options.

Training and empowering midwives to provide contraceptive services, particularly to Malagasy youth, is a key to overcoming these challenges. Here’s how the many midwives, supported by the USAID-funded ACCESS program, are playing this critical role.

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