Contraceptives and Condoms, Reproductive Health Supplies

Supplies and Demand What’s Keeping Birth Control Out of Women’s Hands?

In sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 women die each year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We know access to family planning can reduce this number. Yet for 35 million women in the region, family planning supplies and services remain out … Continue Reading

Showing More With Less The Power of Good Visualization

Explore the interactive graphic by clicking above! Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org With interactive graphics increasing in popularity, you’ve probably seen a few that are just plain bad—either because they are visually unappealing, because the underlying data isn’t credible, or in the worst … Continue Reading

Reproductive Health Supplies

Ebola Epidemic Magnifies Reproductive Health Challenges in Liberia

What if you went to the pharmacy and the person dispensing your medication was not the pharmacist, but an electrician? No, this is not a practical joke. It is the unsettling reality uncovered by Lloyd Matowe, the director of Pharmaceutical … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Youth

If Buying Condoms Were Like Buying Birth Control

What if buying condoms were as difficult as obtaining most other birth control methods? That’s the scenario depicted in this parody video from BuzzFeed, where a young man encounters the same obstacles typically faced by young women who need a … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Saying No to Stigma Youth Need Safe Spaces to Access Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

I used to think that only in my country, Malawi, would a young unmarried person be considered promiscuous if he or she tried to access information about contraception. Sadly, this is same in many other developing countries, and some developed … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading