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

Climate Change, International Policies, Population and Climate Change

I Went to UNGA and All I Got Were These Five Questions What We All Should Be Asking as The Post-2015 Process Rolls On

As the dust settles on an exciting United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, I finally have an opportunity to reflect on all that went down last week, and what it means for the post-2015 development process moving forward. In short: some … Continue Reading

Security and Governance

It’s On Us—All of Us—To End Gender Violence

A few weeks ago, the White House joined others in launching the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The star-studded 30-second video urges everyone to stand up against sexual violence and culminates with President Obama … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

It’s Your Future. Contraceptives Help You Shape It.

Happy World Contraception Day! It seems obvious to most of us, but it’s always good to remind people: one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to empower women and increase their quality of life is to make sure they have … Continue Reading

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Beware of the Blood-Sucking Spending Bill!

  Since the Republican takeover in the House in 2011, advocates have fought with the tenacity of vampire hunters and zombie slayers to successfully block annual efforts by the House to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, prohibit a U.S. contribution … Continue Reading