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

Reproductive Health Supplies

Her Body, Her Choice Why Method Mix Matters in Family Planning

As the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s annual meeting gets underway in New Delhi, it seems an opportune moment to consider some of the challenges surrounding access to reproductive health supplies in the world’s second most populous country. Nearly 40 percent … Continue Reading

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Beware of the Blood-Sucking Spending Bill!

  Since the Republican takeover in the House in 2011, advocates have fought with the tenacity of vampire hunters and zombie slayers to successfully block annual efforts by the House to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, prohibit a U.S. contribution … Continue Reading