Family Planning

Looking for Leadership for Women and Girls

As African leaders converge on Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, economic development is at the top of their agenda. And while their discussions are primarily focused around trade and energy, we know it’s hard for any … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

What We’re Reading: Smart Aid for the World’s Poor

We’re only halfway through 2014, but if you follow development news, you may already be tired of hearing about the post-2015 development agenda. There’s been ongoing debate this year about what the world should focus on once the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured

What We’re Reading: The Rise of DIY Abortion in Texas

With the recent Supreme Court decision allowing Hobby Lobby to refuse to cover contraceptives, and state legislators all over the country slowly stripping away access to abortion rights, women in this country seem to be entering a new, dangerous era. … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Talking About Birth Control Doesn’t Have To Be This Awkward

Most women have used birth control. Yes, even those you might not want to think about—like your grandma. Conversations about birth control don’t have to be awkward. In fact, it’s totally normal. More than 99 percent of American women aged … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

The Hidden Family Planning Crisis of the Urban Poor

Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. By 2050, about two-thirds of us will live in urban areas. Today is World Population Day, and this week the United Nations Population Division released … Continue Reading

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