Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Your Future: Brought To You By Contraception

Happy World Contraception Day! If you’ve used contraception, we don’t need to tell you why it’s important. You know. You’ve lived it. Most of us wouldn’t be where we are today if the power to decide if and when to … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Reproductive Health Supplies

Delivering on the Right to Contraception in Latin America

“There is nothing more beautiful than to give birth to a baby who is planned and wanted,” says Sandra Lopez, a midwife in Guatemala, in the opening sequence of Con las Manos Vacias: Delivering on the Right to Contraception. “…The … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Contraceptives and Condoms, Environment

In the Post-2015 Agenda, Youth Deserve a Seat at the Grown-Ups Table

More than half of the world’s population is under 25. Youth are not merely an ‘interest group’ in the Post-2015 agenda, and they deserve more than a thematic consultation or Google+ Hangout with the decision makers, the grown-ups. It is … Continue Reading

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Contraceptives and Condoms, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

You Get What You Pay For: Contraception is Cost-Effective, So Why Cut It?

Fact: Contraception saves lives. Fact: Contraception saves money. Fact: Politicians are trying to cut funding for contraception, at home and abroad. Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to us either. This week, a new study from the Guttmacher Institute found that publicly … Continue Reading

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Contraceptives and Condoms, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Is the Kenyan Government Serious About Reducing the Unmet Need for Contraceptives?

The Kenyan government talks a good game when it comes to providing family planning. Year in and year out, our government ministries including the Ministry of Health (MOH) present their budget proposals, supposedly based on the priorities and needs of … Continue Reading

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Why We Care (And Why You Should, Too)

Recently, PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers was featured by the United Nation Foundation’s Why We Care campaign, a platform for individuals to share their journeys to becoming champions for international reproductive health. In her essay, Suzanne talks about formative Peace … Continue Reading