Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Reproductive Health Supplies

No Counseling, No Program Access to Quality Family Planning Goes Beyond Products

Too often, it seems as though we talk about contraception strictly in terms of access. More than 222 million women want to prevent pregnancy, but can’t access to modern contraception. If these women could simply get to a health provider … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Beyond the Numbers Key to FP2020’s Success is Realizing Rights of Women and Girls

Adda has given birth to thirteen children at home in her rural village in northern Cameroon.  When asked if she has ever heard of family planning, Adda simply replies “no.” Halima, a mother of three in Tanzania, doesn’t want any … Continue Reading

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Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading