asThe Government of Ghana (GoG) has committed to increasing the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) to 30 per cent amongst married and 40 per cent amongst unmarried, sexually active women by 2020. Full implementation of the Ghana Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, 2016–2020 (GFPCIP) by the GoG and partners will enable Ghana to reach its ambitious but realistic goals.

Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights care, including family planning, is not only a health and rights issue. It is a developmental necessity, as it also improves livelihoods and promotes economic growth. Therefore, providing quality reproductive health services to women, men, and adolescents and ensuring consistent CPR growth is a priority for the GoG. Improving CPR and increasing the uptake of long-term family planning will provide multiple benefits to Ghana by accelerating development and reducing pressure on the nation’s resources.

 

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nationalcondomThe aim of a national condom programming strategy is to ensure that there are condoms available for all sexually active populations to use when they need to and that they have sufficient access to condoms that meet the required quality standards whenever necessary. Ghana's comprehensive condom and lubricant programming will support the decrease of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), increase access to condoms (male and female) and lubricants and foster a supportive social and political environment for HIV prevention, especially among Key Populations (KPs).

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sexual reproductiveYoung people in every society constitute both the current and potential human capital of a nation’s development. In order to ensure that young people have a fulflling sexual and reproductive life, appropriate investments must be made in their health and socio-economic well-being.

Demographic Profile of Young People in Ghana
In the fifty-year period between 1960 and 2010, the population of young people (10–24 years) increased more than fourfold, from 2,461,856 (28.7%) in
1960 to 7,849,520 (32.0%) in 2010. This number is expected to further increase to 8,955,000 over the next two decades resulting in the largest-ever cohort of young people in the history of the country. Read more ....

policyThe Government of Ghana (GoG) has committed to increasing the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) to 30 per cent amongst married and 40 per cent amongst unmarried, sexually active women by 2020. Full implementation of the Ghana Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, 2016–2020 (GFPCIP) by the GoG and partners will enable Ghana to reach its ambitious but realistic goals.

Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights care, including family planning, is not only a health and rights issue. It is a developmental necessity, as it also improves livelihoods and promotes economic growth. Terefore, providing high-quality reproductive health services to women, men, and adolescents and ensuring consistent CPR growth is a priority for the GoG. Improving CPR and increasing the uptake  of long-term family planning will provide multiple benefts to Ghana by accelerating development and reducing pressure on the nation’s resources. (Download full publication)

npcThe availability and use of condoms and lubricant is essential for preventing the spread of Sexually Transmitted   Infections   (HIV   and   STIs) and unplanned pregnancies. In recent times, expects have sought   to   draw   the   attention   of   policy and decision-makers to the strong linkage between family planning (including condom use) and development.

In Ghana, this recognition has led to the development of several national policies, plans and strategies. Unfortunately, this knowledge has not been effectively translated into sustainable programming to expand family planning services including condom use. Thus, while there is almost universal knowledge of family planning in Ghana, uptake is relatively low.

The National Condom and Lubricant strategy (NCLS) 2016-2020, represents the Governments of Ghana’s commitment to ensure quality sexual and reproductive health for all Ghanaians. This is critical given the dual protection and condoms provide. (Download full publication)