International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

Motherhood, It’s Complicated

Originally posted on the Huffington Post A colleague on maternity leave recently sent an e-mail saying what an incredible experience pregnancy is and how she can’t help thinking of the millions of women who go through it without the support … Continue Reading

International Policies, Reproductive Health Supplies

Hope in Dialogue: Thoughts on the 5th Asia and Pacific Conference

by Suzanne Ehlers The 5th Asia and Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) is currently underway in Beijing, China. Today, I am moderating a session co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The … Continue Reading

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Contraceptives and Condoms, Reproductive Health Supplies, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Don’t Mess Around in Texas

Originally posted on feministing. When I graduated from high school in San Antonio, Texas, I can remember at least two dozen girls (out of a class of 600) pregnant or already with babies. It may seem astonishing now, but it … Continue Reading

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International Policies, Reproductive Health Supplies, Youth

As International Youth Day Looms, Youth in Western Countries Need to Take Control of Their SRHR, too

Kirana Bammarito is PAI’s Communications Intern. She is a recent graduate of American University. August 12 will mark the tenth International Youth Day as commemorated by the United Nations. In the United States, youth triumphs and tragedies alike have occurred … Continue Reading

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Reproductive Health Supplies, Security and Governance

Pakistan’s Daunting–and Deteriorating–Demographic Challenge

First published in The New Security Beat Every day it seems the headlines bring new worries about the future of Pakistan. But among the many challenges confronting the nation–including a growing Taliban insurgency–one significant problem remains largely undiscussed: its rapidly … Continue Reading

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