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

Saying No to Stigma Youth Need Safe Spaces to Access Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

I used to think that only in my country, Malawi, would a young unmarried person be considered promiscuous if he or she tried to access information about contraception. Sadly, this is same in many other developing countries, and some developed … 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

Youth

The Largest-Ever Generation of Youth Is Speaking Up. Here’s Why We Should Listen.

There are more young people in the world today than at any other point in history. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the world’s 7.2 billion people are under the age of 24. Today, on International Youth Day, the world … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading

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