Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Won’t Believe What These Public Figures Said About Reproductive Health

We’re not making this up. Believe it or not, people said (and meant!) these things, in public, in the not-so-distant past. “Artificial birth control is unnatural and immoral.” “If I thought that the man’s signature was required in order for … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

What’s Ahead for Global Reproductive Health in the 114th Congress?

With Congress back in session, there is much speculation as to what they will actually accomplish. As many voters are aware, the issue of contraception was front and center in campaign messaging and ads in a number of states and … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

What We’re Reading: Legislators Leave Out Family Planning in Roll Call Commentary

Recently, three members of Congress penned a commentary for Roll Call detailing their November trip to Cambodia to observe U.S.-funded maternal and child health programs in action. In reading the commentary by Representatives Crenshaw, Granger, and Quigley, it was deeply … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

41 Years Have Passed. Isn’t It Time to Act on Helms?

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the adoption of the Helms Amendment—a harmful policy that has been enforced as a total ban on U.S. funding for abortion overseas, even in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. As this video … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Unfinished Conversations on Health and Gender as Climate Negotiations Close

The climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, have concluded, with countries reaching an agreement, though many tough decisions remain unresolved or have simply been postponed. The negotiations were abuzz with energy through the second week, with top conversations surround the successful … Continue Reading

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I’m All In on Women

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. Sandwiched between the State of the Union address and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is another January tradition: the release of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Annual Letter. International development practitioners … Continue Reading