Dr. Victoria Jennings

Dr. Victoria Jennings is director of the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University. She has more than 30 years of experience developing, managing, implementing, and advising family planning and reproductive health programs in capacity building, evaluation, and advocacy. Dr. Jennings leads the USAID-funded Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, which is testing innovative strategies to increase fertility awareness and expand access to Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAM) at the community level.


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Commentary Contraception

Why Are Women Worldwide Not Using Contraceptives—Even Though They Don’t Want a Pregnancy?

Significant numbers of women worldwide don't use birth control due to fears of side effects, negative beliefs about contraception, and because they don't think they need it at the time. The reproductive health community must take their concerns seriously—as well as methods that rely on people knowing their own fertility.

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