Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Talking About Birth Control Doesn’t Have To Be This Awkward

Most women have used birth control. Yes, even those you might not want to think about—like your grandma. Conversations about birth control don’t have to be awkward. In fact, it’s totally normal. More than 99 percent of American women aged … Continue Reading

International Policies, Youth

Time for Action as Sustainable Development Goals Take Shape

This is the last week of the United Nations’ Open Working Group meeting on the post-2015 development agenda, and the discussions are heating up. As goals and targets continue to be revised, the latest news is that sexual and reproductive … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

The Hidden Family Planning Crisis of the Urban Poor

Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. By 2050, about two-thirds of us will live in urban areas. Today is World Population Day, and this week the United Nations Population Division released … Continue Reading

International Policies

500 Days to Go: Do the MDGs Have a Chance?

The world is closing in on being just 500 days away from the deadline for achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals, set in 2000, aimed to improve the world by 2015 across eight broad areas: poverty … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Post-2015 Agenda: Organized Chaos or Hot Mess? Sexual and Reproductive Health in Trouble as Goals Move Forward

The latest version of the zero draft report from the Open Working Group developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hit the internet late Monday evening. This is the final draft that member states will have a chance to respond to … Continue Reading

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