Partnering – Building a
Family Planning Network


The challenge of addressing contraception issues worldwide is a task that no company, aid organization, government, or research institute can manage alone. However, as part of a network of strong partners it is possible to make a real difference.

Together with Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung the YAP project was successfully launched in Uganda and Kenya.

Within our family planning network we need as many perspectives and initiatives as possible to bring us closer to achieving the goal of self-determined family planning as a fundamental right worldwide.

The YAP Project

The YAP project targets teenagers aged between 10 and 14. Together with our partner Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), Bayer has launched the program "Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Adolescents" (YAP project) in Uganda and Kenya with a comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education in schools and communities.

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The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

September 2016 the world leaders ratified the new 17 Sustainable Development Goals. They set a large number of ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030. ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ is the third of these seventeen Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. They recognize health as a driver of global economic growth.

The Contraceptive Security Initiative is the first of its kind collaboration between a private sector company and a public US governmental organization in a multinational project.

Although only specifically covered by one goal, health is implicitly linked to most of the other 16 goals such as, for example, fighting poverty. The Health Goal covers among others child and maternal mortality and reproductive health.

The Contraceptive Security Initiative

The so-called “Contraceptive Security Initiative” (CSI) with Bayer and USAID (United States Agency for International Development) provides Microgynon® Fe to middle income consumers in sub-Saharan African markets via retail pharmacies and Bayer’s existing private sector supply chain.

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Family planning can contribute to nearly all of the SDGs. By protecting women from unintended pregnancies, family planning enables young women to stay in school and pursue economic opportunities. It helps couples to achieve their desired family size. This means more resources to feed, educate and support their children.

Launched in 2007, World Contraception Day is supported by a coalition of 12 international NGOs, a governmental organization, and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health.
The Jadelle Access Program was developed by a range of public and private sector organizations with a shared commitment to expanding contraceptive access and options for women around the world.