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

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

Population Trends and Demography

Seeing the Big Picture on Urbanization

The United Nations Population Division recently updated one of their signature products: the World Urbanization Prospects. By 2050, the world’s urban population is projected to grow by 2.5 billion people, with almost 90 percent of that growth expected to be … Continue Reading

Youth

Could This Be The Future of Sex Ed in India?

A few months ago, the world’s largest democracy got a new leader, Narendra Modi. The new prime minister of India brought with him Harsh Vardhan as minister of health. Since his appointment, Vardhan has made, to put it mildly, some … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

BRICS Declaration Establishing New Development Bank Recognizes Importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Last week, leaders of the five most powerful emerging economies reached agreement on the $50 billion New Development Bank headquartered in China. The so-called BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—wanted a bank that would rival the U.S.- and European-dominated … Continue Reading

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