Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Advancing a Global Movement for Women and Girls

In Zambia, a woman seeking to prevent pregnancy might travel miles on foot just to find a clinic that offers contraceptives.  In rural Nebraska, another woman might go without birth control because the nearest low-cost clinic is three hours away … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Reproductive Health Supplies

Supplies and Demand What’s Keeping Birth Control Out of Women’s Hands?

In sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 women die each year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We know access to family planning can reduce this number. Yet for 35 million women in the region, family planning supplies and services remain out … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Youth

If Buying Condoms Were Like Buying Birth Control

What if buying condoms were as difficult as obtaining most other birth control methods? That’s the scenario depicted in this parody video from BuzzFeed, where a young man encounters the same obstacles typically faced by young women who need a … Continue Reading

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

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