Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Featured

Someone Else’s Religion Shouldn’t Be a Barrier to Health Care

American women were dealt a huge blow today when the Supreme Court ruled that two for-profit companies with “sincerely held religious beliefs” do not have to cover the cost of contraceptives for their employees. The decision is a victory for the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Reproductive Health Supplies

Starting from Scratch For Women in South Sudan, Reproductive Health Care is Almost Nonexistent

We know that conflicts and other emergencies can devastate health systems. Infrastructure is destroyed, supplies become limited, and providers flee, fearing for their safety. But what happens when conflict strikes a country with an already-fragile health care system, such as … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Where Does Reproductive Health Stand in the Sustainable Development Goals?

Defining the world’s next development agenda is a huge job, and so it’s not surprise that the process has been going on for more than 18 months. But as we edge ever-closer to the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

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

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading