Tonga

Family Planning Australia
Training group

Family Planning Australia has supported Tonga since 2012. The main focus in Tonga has been education programs to help provide sustainable sexual and reproductive health outcomes. We also provided capacity building training on disability inclusion in reproductive and sexual health and conducted a disability audit of the Tonga Family Health Association.

Population 106,398
Life expectancy 73 years
Cervical cancer mortality rate 11.1 per 100,000
Unmet need for family planning 27%
Contraception prevalence 33%
Physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence 39.6%
People living with disability 10.6%
Maternal mortality 124 (deaths per 100,000 live births)

"I am more confident about asking 'embarrassing, intimate' questions. I understand the importance in obtaining this information to provide better service. I tell the women that I will be asking these questions and that they are confidential."

Partners:

  • Tonga Family Health Association
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