About Family Planning


The term "family planning program" refers to all organized activities that in some way contribute to delaying or preventing pregnancy. The supply environment (shown below on the left) defines what services are available; demand (shown below on the right) refers to the interest and motivation of the population to use these services. Improvements in supply and demand lead to greater use of FP services, which in turn increases the use of contraception.

This website provides information on all elements shown in this diagram.
Click on each box to learn more about family planning in Kinshasa and the DRC.

Pathway to increasing the Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate