Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Can’t Talk About Women’s Empowerment Without This

Last week, the Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, setting out their “big bets” for the next 15 years of global development. Key to achieving their vision is the empowerment of women and girls, and the above video … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life Downton Abbey shows outdated attitudes toward reproductive rights. So does C-SPAN.

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Won’t Believe What These Public Figures Said About Reproductive Health

We’re not making this up. Believe it or not, people said (and meant!) these things, in public, in the not-so-distant past. “Artificial birth control is unnatural and immoral.” “If I thought that the man’s signature was required in order for … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health

Supporting Reproductive Health? It Just Adds Up.

Today, The Guttmacher Institute released its latest Adding It Up report, estimating the overall needs for sexual and reproductive health care worldwide and what it would cost to meet them. As the video above explains, there are now 225 million … 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

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