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

Family Planning, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

Syria’s Expectant Mothers Face Dual Perils of Bombs and Birth

Imagine what it would be like to live in a city under siege. Now imagine that you are just weeks, or even days, away from giving birth. Do you remain where you are, knowing that when the time comes you … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

New World Bank Report: Better Reproductive Health = Better World

The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health (shown above) for Women Deliver.  Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development. In … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Reproductive Health Supplies

Perspectives on the London Family Planning Summit 2012: Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Originally posted on RH Reality Check Albert Einstein once said, “Never memorize something that you can look up.” As we head into the July 11th London Summit on Family Planning, we can focus more on concepts than numbers, because we … Continue Reading

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