Since 2000, USAID-funded programs have been incorporating information on, and approaches for, healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP)--sometimes referred to as optimal birth spacing intervals--into family planning, maternal and child health, and other health and social services. ESD and other programs have found that HTSP and its emphasis on using family planning for healthy fertility information is positively received, especially in conservative communities that have been historically reluctant to accept family planning services.
In this section of the Toolkit, you will find documentation of these experiences in particular countries and regions, including examples of health communication programs that have effectively reached women and families with HTSP messaging and examples of health programs into which HTSP has been integrated.
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