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

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

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health

Supporting Reproductive Health? It Just Adds Up.

Today, The Guttmacher Institute released its latest Adding It Up report, estimating the overall needs for sexual and reproductive health care worldwide and what it would cost to meet them. As the video above explains, there are now 225 million … Continue Reading

Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

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