Brittany Schmitt, School of Social Welfare
For her summer internship Brittany worked with the National Forum for Action on Convergence (NFAC) in New Delhi, India. Through an internship established by the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare in collaboration with the University of Delhi School of Social Welfare, she worked with NFAC [...]
Government-sponsored family planning has been subject to intense human rights debates. Paradoxically, some of the groups who have been most vocal in supporting a woman's right to make informed autonomous decisions about childbearing have also opposed access to some long-term methods of contraception. In India, the issue of injectable contraceptives has been [...]
Courtney completed a qualitative research investigation into women's perceptions, enabling factors, and barriers to access and use of non-permanent family planning methods, in collaboration with World Health Partners (WHP), an Indian non-governmental organization that provides health services to rural communities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India.
Bernadine Han, MS/MD Candidate
This project explores how shifts in India's family planning and family planning policy have been filtered down to local communities through images – specifically posters and signs created and distributed by India's Ministry of Health, local health departments, as well as [...]
Population Services International (PSI) enlisted Bixby Intern Julie Earne's help to study the potential of developing social franchising in India to communicate the importance of birth spacing through the use of temporary methods of birth control.