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, Family Planning

Advancing a Global Movement for Women and Girls

In Zambia, a woman seeking to prevent pregnancy might travel miles on foot just to find a clinic that offers contraceptives.  In rural Nebraska, another woman might go without birth control because the nearest low-cost clinic is three hours away … Continue Reading

Family Planning

What We’re Reading: Indian Women Die After State-Run Mass Sterilization Campaign Goes Wrong

On Tuesday, The Guardian reported the deaths of women in central state of Chhattisgarh, India, following female sterilization procedures performed at a free, government-run camp. The incident has since been covered in the New York Times and the Washington Post, … Continue Reading

The Votes Are In: Tough Road Ahead for International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

For supporters of the U.S. government’s international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program, last week’s mid-term congressional elections turned out even worse than most observers had anticipated, particularly in the Senate. For the first time, FP/RH advocates may not … Continue Reading

Family Planning

It’s Time to Say Thanks…for Birth Control

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, it’s the time of year to be thinking about gratitude. And while contraception definitely ranks high on the list of things we’re thankful for, it might be just a little awkward to sit around the … Continue Reading

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