U.S. Foreign Assistance

The State of the Union Address That Kickstarted International Family Planning Programs

As President Obama prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress this evening, advocates of the U.S. government’s investments in international family planning and reproductive health programs need to be reminded of … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

What We’re Reading: Legislators Leave Out Family Planning in Roll Call Commentary

Recently, three members of Congress penned a commentary for Roll Call detailing their November trip to Cambodia to observe U.S.-funded maternal and child health programs in action. In reading the commentary by Representatives Crenshaw, Granger, and Quigley, it was deeply … Continue Reading

Youth

No More Excuses: It’s Time to Collect Data on Young People

We often hear health statistics quoted for youth age 15 and up, children under 5, or women of reproductive age (15-49) to help tell their stories, and show why it’s important to invest in programs for these groups. Yet there’s … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Key to Success on Maternal Health? Complete Access to Reproductive Health Services

Last week the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the appointment of a Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator. The position is a new one for the agency and will be responsible for helping USAID in their work to … Continue Reading

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

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Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading