Youth

What’s Youth Got To Do With It? Young Men and Women Cannot Be Left Out of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Development Conversation

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Why Can’t These Women Get the Contraceptives They Need?

“They told me what I wanted was not there.” “They asked me to come back after one month.” “The injections, the pills, the implants…they had nothing.” In the video above, women around the world tell you—in their own words—the struggles … Continue Reading

Youth

State of the World Population Report: Invest in Youth, Start Now

We need to invest in youth; we need to invest in them early; and we need to start now. This was the message yesterday as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched their 2014 State of the World Population: The … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Advancing a Global Movement for Women and Girls

In Zambia, a woman seeking to prevent pregnancy might travel miles on foot just to find a clinic that offers contraceptives.  In rural Nebraska, another woman might go without birth control because the nearest low-cost clinic is three hours away … Continue Reading

Family Planning

What We’re Reading: Indian Women Die After State-Run Mass Sterilization Campaign Goes Wrong

On Tuesday, The Guardian reported the deaths of women in central state of Chhattisgarh, India, following female sterilization procedures performed at a free, government-run camp. The incident has since been covered in the New York Times and the Washington Post, … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading