7 family planning trends to watch for in 2015

This year promises to be another interesting one for international family planning. Christopher Purdy, CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, the nonprofit's founder, offer seven issues to watch for in this exclusive guest commentary.

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About the authors

  • Christopher Purdy

    Christopher H. Purdy is the president and CEO of DKT International. From 1996 to 2011, he served as country director of DKT programs in Turkey, Ethiopia and Indonesia, where he managed the largest private social marketing family planning program in the world. He was also executive vice president from 2011-2013. His professional interests center on advancing the cause of social marketing for improved health, and socially responsible capitalism.
  • Phil Harvey

    Phil Harvey founded DKT International in 1989 and served as its president through 2013. He is chairman of the DKT board of directors. Phil has been championing the benefits of social marketing for over four decades. He is author of the book "Let Every Child Be Wanted: How Social Marketing is Revolutionizing Contraceptive Use Around the World" and of more than 20 published articles on international development, family planning, and the use of social marketing techniques to promote family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.