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  • Throughout the world, a number of countries are facing withdrawal of funding and technical assistance for their family planning programs. This trend, known throughout the family planning community as “phaseout” or “graduation,” is occurring for various reasons. In many countries, phaseout is linked to the success of the family planning program and the ability of the country program to become self-reliant. As donors, missions, and governments make decisions to phaseout family planning support and create strategies for transitioning to an independent program, there is a need to reflect on experiences from past phaseouts. This case study of Mexico provides an in-depth look at a national family planning program before, during, and after phaseout and documents the lessons learned from that process.