Youth

No More Excuses: It’s Time to Collect Data on Young People

We often hear health statistics quoted for youth age 15 and up, children under 5, or women of reproductive age (15-49) to help tell their stories, and show why it’s important to invest in programs for these groups. Yet there’s … Continue Reading

Youth

What’s Youth Got To Do With It? Young Men and Women Cannot Be Left Out of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Development Conversation

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading

Youth

State of the World Population Report: Invest in Youth, Start Now

We need to invest in youth; we need to invest in them early; and we need to start now. This was the message yesterday as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched their 2014 State of the World Population: The … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Youth

If Buying Condoms Were Like Buying Birth Control

What if buying condoms were as difficult as obtaining most other birth control methods? That’s the scenario depicted in this parody video from BuzzFeed, where a young man encounters the same obstacles typically faced by young women who need a … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Saying No to Stigma Youth Need Safe Spaces to Access Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

I used to think that only in my country, Malawi, would a young unmarried person be considered promiscuous if he or she tried to access information about contraception. Sadly, this is same in many other developing countries, and some developed … Continue Reading

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re all aware today is a day for giving thanks, and tomorrow and Monday are days for getting deals. But did you know that Tuesday is a day for giving back? Well, you do now. Next Tuesday, Dec. … Continue Reading