Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Saying No to Stigma Youth Need Safe Spaces to Access Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

I used to think that only in my country, Malawi, would a young unmarried person be considered promiscuous if he or she tried to access information about contraception. Sadly, this is same in many other developing countries, and some developed … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Young People Deserve to Have This Choice. Birth Control Makes It Possible.

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations encouraging the use of long-acting contraceptives such as implants and intrauterine devices (IUDS) among teens. Unlike pills and condoms—the most-popular methods among young people—long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) don’t require the user … Continue Reading

Climate Change, International Policies, Population and Climate Change

I Went to UNGA and All I Got Were These Five Questions What We All Should Be Asking as The Post-2015 Process Rolls On

As the dust settles on an exciting United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, I finally have an opportunity to reflect on all that went down last week, and what it means for the post-2015 development process moving forward. In short: some … Continue Reading

Security and Governance

It’s On Us—All of Us—To End Gender Violence

A few weeks ago, the White House joined others in launching the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The star-studded 30-second video urges everyone to stand up against sexual violence and culminates with President Obama … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading

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