Family Planning

What We’re Reading: The Rise of DIY Abortion in Texas

With the recent Supreme Court decision allowing Hobby Lobby to refuse to cover contraceptives, and state legislators all over the country slowly stripping away access to abortion rights, women in this country seem to be entering a new, dangerous era. … Continue Reading

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

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