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Updated Couple Years of Protection: Literature Review and Guidance

Read more about the updated CYP on the FHI 360 website and USAID's website.


Couple year protection (CYP) is an output indicator that was introduced into programming in 1973 and it commonly used by international organizations and host-country governments to monitor progress and measure estimated protection provided by family planning methods during a on-year period, based on the volume of all contraceptives' sold or distributed free of charge to clients during that period.


Recently, FHI 360 and Avenir Health developed a brief to synthesize findings relevant to CYP and provide background information about the CYP development and revision process for the broader family planning field. Updated CYP factors take into account methods that are new or newly available in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), methods with labeled duration of use change, and methods that had a change in packaging presentation. The updated CYP factors have been adopted by USAID and are reflected on the agency website (and in the table below).


USAID, FHI 360, and Avenir Health co-hosted a webinar to discuss the CYP updates, as well as recommendations for their use, on May 4, 2022. A recording of the event is available here (Passcode: BUH1D7^B), and the deck presented at the webinar is available here. The event's Q&A is available here.

Access the updated CYP here.

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