Family Planning, Maternal Health

Midwives Set The Tone (And A New World Record)

This week, thousands of midwives from all over the word are gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, for the 30th Triennial Congress of Midwives. The theme for the 2014 Congress is “Midwives: Improving Women’s Health Globally”—a nod to the key role … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Sexual Health And Rights: Can We Finally Get It Right?

Today is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day originally launched in 1987 for women to speak up for their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We’ve come a long way since then, but these rights are still … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Heard of the Cycle of Poverty? Here’s How to Break It.

Everyone’s heard about the “cycle of poverty.” But what about the cycle of prosperity? In this new video, Melinda Gates explains how providing women and girls with access to contraception can help them create more prosperous futures for themselves, their … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

On the Other Side of Mexico’s Family Planning Success

The town, near the U.S.-Mexico border, was little more than dozens of make shift homes constructed out of a variety of scrap materials. Children clamored at the sight of strangers, asking for food and money. There were no parents in … Continue Reading

Family Planning

They All Have Their Reasons. What’s Yours?

Why care about international reproductive health? The reasons are as varied as the individuals that hold them. Some people are touched by a personal experience with a particular woman or family. Some see the needs in their own communities. Still … Continue Reading

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