Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Young People Deserve to Have This Choice. Birth Control Makes It Possible.

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations encouraging the use of long-acting contraceptives such as implants and intrauterine devices (IUDS) among teens. Unlike pills and condoms—the most-popular methods among young people—long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) don’t require the user … Continue Reading

International Policies, Youth

Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading

Youth

Above All, Reproductive Rights Matter

A few weeks ago, we shared a video of the All* Above All Be Bold road trip—a cross-country effort to end bans on abortion coverage for low-income women. This week, the brave mobile (as they call the tricked-out truck traveling … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Do You Know More About Birth Control Than the Cast of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant”?

This video might make you laugh, but misinformation about sex and contraception is no joke. Women in the United States and abroad face similar struggles: if they don’t have accurate and comprehensive information about birth control methods, they can be at risk … Continue Reading

Youth

The Largest-Ever Generation of Youth Is Speaking Up. Here’s Why We Should Listen.

There are more young people in the world today than at any other point in history. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the world’s 7.2 billion people are under the age of 24. Today, on International Youth Day, the world … Continue Reading

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