Family Planning

Real Life Stories

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Real-Life Family Planning Stories. Empowering Women, Globally

In line with our Pharma Sustainability target of supporting activities that will help provide 100 million women in low-and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) with modern contraception by 2030, Bayer has collaborated with The Challenge Initiative (TCI) at Johns Hopkins University, co-funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to launch an article series aimed at giving women a voice in telling her own family planning stories.


TCI is designed to create sustainable programs with strong local ownership and institutionalization within LMICs, to create a long-term impact which will provide several million women with freedom of choice when it comes to planning their families and futures. TCI has already supported over one million women in East and West Africa, India and the Philippines, and it continues to grow daily.


In our “Empowering Her, Health for All: The different Faces of Family Planning” story collection, we present you the journey of real-life women and girls. We hope you will continue to check in to learn more about how real women are impacted by their family planning journeys and decisions.

Watch the following video, to hear local women telling their family planning stories and explaining how it changed their lives.