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

Maternal Health

Rise in Maternal Mortality in the DRC Highlights the Changing Nature of Conflict

The Second Congo War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially ended in 2003. Yet even more women are dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth now than they were then. New survey results reveal maternal mortality in the … Continue Reading

Family Planning

There’s More Than One Way to Measure FP2020 Progress

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)—a global partnership launched in 2012 to provide 120 more million women and girls access to family planning by 2020–released their 2013-2014 progress report this week. In the video above, Melinda Gates, whose foundation is one of … Continue Reading

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