Contraceptives and Condoms, Youth

If Buying Condoms Were Like Buying Birth Control

What if buying condoms were as difficult as obtaining most other birth control methods? That’s the scenario depicted in this parody video from BuzzFeed, where a young man encounters the same obstacles typically faced by young women who need a … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Young People Deserve to Have This Choice. Birth Control Makes It Possible.

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations encouraging the use of long-acting contraceptives such as implants and intrauterine devices (IUDS) among teens. Unlike pills and condoms—the most-popular methods among young people—long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) don’t require the user … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

There Are Many Effective Birth Control Methods. Coca-Cola Isn’t One of Them.

World Contraception Day is rapidly approaching, and to celebrate, we at PAI want to make sure you’re informed about the full range of contraceptive options. These include methods such as: The pill. The condom. The implant. Crocodile dung and honey. … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule

This Is One Throwback We’d Rather Avoid

Today it’s Throwback Thursday for our Video of the Week, though this particular video focuses on a time we’d rather not go back to. Access Denied is PAI’s 2003 film documenting the effects of the Global Gag Rule in Zambia. … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women’s Health Among Unfinished Business as Lawmakers Return

Well, summer vacation is officially over. Students across the country are heading back to school, and in just a few days lawmakers return to Capitol Hill, with funding for international family planning among  a lot of unfinished business. House and … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading