Family Planning, International Policies

20 Years Later, Tackling Cairo’s Unfinished Agenda

Today, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), came together for a 20-year review of the Programme of Action from the International Conference on Population and Development … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Reproductive Rights — Coming to a City Near You

Wherever we live, however much money we make, all of us must be able to make our own decisions about pregnancy. Simple, right? That’s the sentiment of the All Above All campaign featured in the video above, and the fundamental … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

What We’re Reading: A Step Backward for Family Planning in Iran

Some might be surprised that Iran’s family planning program has been pointed to as a success story over the last few decades. While it was by no means perfect, the national family planning program that took root in the 1990’s … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Do You Know More About Birth Control Than the Cast of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant”?

This video might make you laugh, but misinformation about sex and contraception is no joke. Women in the United States and abroad face similar struggles: if they don’t have accurate and comprehensive information about birth control methods, they can be at risk … Continue Reading

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