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Advocacy pack for subcutaneous DMPA: Tools for advocacy and communications to increase access to a new type of injectable contraception

Subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) is an innovative and easy-to-use injectable that is transforming contraceptive access, use, and choice for women and adolescent girls. Advocates have an important role to play in making sure their country’s policies and funding support access to a broad method mix, including new options like DMPA-SC.

The Advocacy Pack for Subcutaneous DMPA is designed to accelerate your advocacy efforts. It consists of evidence-based materials, in English and French, for advocates to use both for their own strategy development and for direct advocacy with decision-makers. Materials are customizable and unbranded so that you can tailor them to your country context.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: October, 2019

Expanding Access to Injectable Contraceptives through Pharmacies Toolkit

This toolkit contains resources designed to help pharmacy associations become effective advocates and begin working to change policies in their countries. The toolkit can be adapted to advocate for any injectable contraceptive. The toolkit includes a Resource for Considering DMPA-SC.

Institutional Author(s): SHOPS Plus, USAID
Publication date: May, 2019

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Messaging points on subcutaneous DMPA

This brief packages accurate, evidence-based messages about the features and benefits of DMPA-SC and how the product can increase women’s access to contraception.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: October, 2019

Tips for engaging traditional and social media for advocacy on subcutaneous DMPA

This brief provides tips on when, why, and how to engage traditional and social media to advance your advocacy to increase access to DMPA-SC.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: October, 2019

PowerPoint template: Expanding options and access with subcutaneous DMPA, a new type of injectable contraception

This customizable slide deck provides a brief description of DMPA-SC and its benefits; an overview of evidence on how the product expands access through multiple delivery channels; and illustrative policy and advocacy gaps and recommendations for country decision-makers.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: October, 2019

Policy brief template: Scaling-Up Self-Injection of DMPA-SC to Increase Contraceptive Access and Options

A customizable document that provides a brief description of DMPA-SC; an overview of evidence on how the product expands access through multiple delivery channels; and policy and advocacy recommendations for country decision-makers tied to the country’s stage of access.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: October, 2019

Important policies for advancing access to subcutaneous DMPA

Offers an overview of key policies that affect introduction and scale-up of injectable contraceptives, including DMPA-SC.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: 2019

Advocacy Strategy Development Template: Planning to Achieve DMPA-SC Policy Change

A 10-part framework that supports individuals and organizations to develop a high-impact, outcome-oriented policy advocacy strategy.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: August, 2019

Increasing access to subcutaneous DMPA in Uganda: An advocacy case study

Describes key evidence-building efforts, advocacy actions, and policy changes in Uganda brought about by key partners to increase access to injectable contraception, including DMPA-SC. You can draw on lessons learned from Uganda to inform your policy goals and advocacy strategy for increasing method choice and access with DMPA-SC in your country.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: August, 2019

DMPA and HIV: What advocates need to know

Summarizes important takeaways for advocates from the latest guidance released by the World Health Organization on hormonal contraception, including DMPA injectables, and HIV for women at high risk of HIV.

Institutional Author(s): PATH
Publication date: August, 2019