Family Planning

Lessons in Love, from Women Deliver and My 5-Year-Old

My older daughter wants to marry her sister. I suggested she can marry a girl if she chooses, but her sister may be someone she wishes to keep as a dear friend only. If she marries her best girlfriend, Alex, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

New World Bank Report: Better Reproductive Health = Better World

The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health (shown above) for Women Deliver.  Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development. In … Continue Reading

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The Other Half

Él es mi media naraja: “He is the other half to my orange.” During my Peace Corps service in El Salvador, many women would describe their husbands to me this way. It seemed like the perfect description for how men … Continue Reading