Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

New UNFPA Report Highlights Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its State of the World Population 2013 report, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy,” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The 2013 report focuses on the disproportionate burden of adolescent … Continue Reading

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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