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Capitol Hill Fact Sheet | Revised May 2013 | CCIH produced this document entitled: "Think you know where Christians stand on Family Planning? Think again!" It is a fact sheet on the benefits of family planning and reproductive health, challenging misconceptions and miseducation. 


Français: Vous Pensez Connaître La Position Des Chrétiens en Matière de Planification Familiale? Détrompez-Vous! 


Español: ¿Usted Cree Que Conoce La Postura de Los Cristianos Respecto de la Planificación Familiar?  ¡Piénselo Otra Vez!

Kiswahili: Je, Unafikiri Unajua Mahali Wakristo Wana Simama Kuhusu Uzazi Wa Mpango? Fikiri Tena! 

Faith and Family Planning: A Visual Story | To help dispel the misperception that faith leaders do not support family planning, CCIH partnered with fellow United Nations Foundation Universal Access Program partner Resource Media to produce a visual story featuring interviews with Christian faith and medical leaders explaining why they support family planning.

The story features Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, Executive Director, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau; Reverend Onesimus Asiimwe, Youth Director, Anglican Church of Uganda; and Dr. Samuel Mwenda, General Secretary, Christian Health Association of Kenya. | See the Visual Story  

Faith Matters: International Family Planning from a Christian Perspective | This booklet was developed as a result of a meeting with representatives of 26 FBOs in December 2014. It presents the health benefits of family planning and provides scripture and biblical analysis in support of family planning. | See Faith Matters 

Family Radio 316 in Kenya: Religious Leaders Talk Family Planning | In May 2016, religious leaders, along with a medical doctor, representing the Christian Health Association of Kenya appeared on "This Is the Day," a talk show on Family Radio 316 in Nairobi, Kenya. The leaders answered questions from a live audience about family planning and why it is supported and encouraged by Christian values. | Listen to the Broadcast

HTSP: Why Do Christians Promote Healthy Timing of Pregnancies? | June 2015 | A two-page brief based on a series of interviews CCIH conducted with Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, Executive Director of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau and Dr. Mwai Makoka, Executive Drector of the Christian Health Association of Malawi. In the interviews, they discuss why their organizations promote family planning and involve faith leaders in education and promotion. | See Factsheet

Korean Translation

Infographic: Why Christian Values Support Family Planning | June 2014 | An infographic featuring scripture and health statistics to further an open and productive dialogue on why family planning is consistent with Christian values. | Infographic

Success Story: Training Religious Leaders as Family Planning Advocates | May 2016 | With support from USAID's Advancing Partners and Communities project, CCIH worked with its partner the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau to educate religious leaders on family planning and train them to advocate for family planning within their congregations and communities. After the training, religious leaders had signficantly improved their knowledge of family planning. | See Success Story

Resources from Other Faith-based Organizations

Catholic Relief Services Faithful House | 2010 | A manual for facilitators of workshops designed to strengthen couples and help families space pregnancies. The guide includes information about family planning methods to help couples achieve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. | See the Manual

Faith to Action Network |  As a result of consultations in December 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organized by DSW and funded by Cordaid, a Dutch Catholic organization, CCIH and other faith-based organizations launched the Faith to Action Network. This network advocates on an interfaith basis for expanding family planning education and services to reach women and couples who do not have access to family planning information and services. | Faith to Action Network 

Nairobi Declaration | DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), Christian Connections for International Health and Muhammadiyah conducted an extended consultation and adopted an "Interfaith Declaration to Improve Family Health and Well-Being" in June 2011. The Nairobi Declaration clearly supports provision and means for couples to control the timing and spacing of their children consistent with their own faith and needs. View the Declaration in English or French. | ENG | FRE 

UMPOWER Action Center | The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church's Action Center contains helpful tips on how to take action, including following their action alert links. View past and present International Family Planning alerts, including instructions on how to urge Congress to support budget changes and increases that include family planning and reproductive health. | Visit the Center

World Vision's Raise Awareness of HTSP Resources | This site includes infographics and other resources about healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies and why it is necessary to protect the health of mothers and children.  | See the Resources  

Resources from Secular Partners  

Family Life Education: A Handbook for Adults Working with Youth from a Christian Perspective  | FHI 360 | 2013 | This handbook is an introductory resource for adults working with youth in a Christian context. It is adapted from the participant handbook used in a training with six workshops. | See the Handbook

Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit | July 2013 | Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project at Johns Hopkins University | The toolkit contains information and tools to help advocates, donors, policy makers, champions, program managers and others share the message of the importance of family planning as a critical strategy in improving maternal and child health. CCIH's primary contribution to the toolkit was the inclusion of resources to help advocates work with religious leaders and strengthen the capacity of those faith leaders to reach their communities with important messages on family planning. | Toolkit

Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, Fifth Edition | World Health Organization | 2015 | This document provides current WHO guidance on the safety of various contraceptive methods for use in the context of specific health conditions and characteristics. In the MEC, the safety of each contraceptive method is considered by several considerations and guides evaluation of whether the method is likely to worsen the medical condition or create additional risk. The safety of a method should be weighed along with the benefits of preventing unintended pregnancy. | See the Criteria


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