The Votes Are In: Tough Road Ahead for International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

For supporters of the U.S. government’s international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program, last week’s mid-term congressional elections turned out even worse than most observers had anticipated, particularly in the Senate. For the first time, FP/RH advocates may not … Continue Reading

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Good News & Bad News on Family Planning Appropriations

This week, committees in both the House and Senate marked up the State Department and foreign operations appropriations bills for fiscal year 2015, with widely different results for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy. The good … Continue Reading

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How Will Family Planning Fare in FY 2014?

Yesterday, the Senate passed a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement  (H.J. Res. 59) that sets the stage for the negotiation of final fiscal year 2014 appropriations. While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family … 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