Family Planning

Women Pay It Forward. That’s Something to Celebrate.

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day—a time to celebrate everything women contribute to the world, as well as build support for their rights and participation in places where they may lag behind. As this video from microfinance organization Kiva highlights, women … Continue Reading

Peace Corps Volunteers Go “Where There Is No Doctor”

This week is Peace Corps Week, commemorating President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, and celebrating the ways that Peace Corps volunteers make a difference in the communities they serve. As part of that, returned Peace … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms

You Won’t Believe What You Didn’t Know About Condoms

This week is “National Condom Week,” an advocacy effort to promote healthy sexual habits. So what better time to learn about the history of one of our favorite contraceptive methods? This video from the American Sexual Health Association is full … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

More Than Half the World’s Young People Can’t Be Ignored

They are 1.1 billion strong, and getting loud. Yet 70 million are not in school. Six million face adolescent pregnancies. And countless more are vulnerable, at-risk, or denied basic rights and opportunities to plan their futures. More than half of … Continue Reading

41 Years Later, Women are Still Dying from Unsafe Abortions

Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion for women in the United States. As we celebrate this accomplishment, it’s important to note that the battle for reproductive rights is far from … Continue Reading

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading