Family planning


Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More

A Healthy Start to Life: Cultural Barriers and the Global Trend Toward Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding

There has been accumulating evidence that early initiation of breastfeeding, within the first hour of birth, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of Read More


Literature Review Examines Social Norms Measures Related To Use Of Modern Family Planning…

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: Searching for social norms measures related to modern contraceptive use Betsy Costenbader, social scientist and social network analyst, and Rachel Lenzi, research associate, both in the Behavioral, Epidemiology, and Clinical Sciences Department at FHI360, discuss results from a literature review published in Studies in Family Planning examining the relationship between social…More

Health Services Organizations Feeling Impact Of Expanded Mexico City Policy, Adapting To Find…

Inside Philanthropy: Weathering the Storm: How a Global Family Planning Outfit Is Coping With Funding Cuts “President Trump has made a mission of cutting funding for women’s reproductive health, but funders and grantees are responding with changes of their own. … With Trump’s re-imposition of the global gag rule, and three more years left in…More

Ouagadougou Partnership Provided Modern Contraceptives To 383K Women In Francophone West Africa…

IntraHealth International: 383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017 This blog post highlights the work of the Ouagadougou Partnership, which was formed “in February 2011 among the governments of nine francophone West African countries, their technical partners, and donors to accelerate the use of family planning services in the region.…More

Devex, Guardian Examine Impacts Of Trump Presidency, Reinstatement Of Mexico City Policy On…

Devex: One year on, full impact of ‘global gag rule’ begins to emerge “The long-term impacts of the ‘global gag rule’ are beginning to emerge as a major family planning provider projects that approximately two million women will be denied sexual and reproductive health services as a result of the order reinstated this time last…More

Trump Administration, U.S. Congress Must Support International Family Planning Assistance To…

Global Health NOW: Protecting Fragile Progress in Family Planning Jose “Oying” Rimon II, director, and Amy O. Tsui, professor and senior scholar, both of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “…Yes, we…More

Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

New York Times Profiles UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, Agency’s Work To Support…

New York Times: A Woman’s Voice for Women at the U.N. Agency for Reproductive Rights “…With operations in 155 countries and territories, most notably the poorest, the [United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)] is the world’s leading provider of family planning services, including contraception. … The fund has helped prevent millions of unwanted pregnancies and has…More

Experts At Wilson Center Event Highlight Faith-Based Family Planning Efforts

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Saving Money and Lives With Faith-Based Family Planning Anuj Krishnamurthy, intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, highlights an event held in July at the Wilson Center, during which panelists discussed the role of faith-based…More

Increased Youth Engagement Would Help Accelerate Family Planning Efforts

The Lancet: Family planning: accelerating the way ahead Editorial Board “The latest figures and progress of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) global partnership were released in its annual report on Dec 5. FP2020 The Way Ahead, together with a related research paper by Niamh Cahill and colleagues published online in The Lancet, paint a mixed…More

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Annual Analysis Of Donor Government Funding For Family…

Kaiser Family Foundation: Donor Government Funding for Family Planning in 2016 The Kaiser Family Foundation released its annual analysis of donor government funding for family planning. The report finds “donor government funding for family planning declined in 2016 for the second year in a row, decreasing to US$1.19 billion compared to US$1.34 billion in 2015.…More

Philippines Health Department Resumes Contraceptive Distribution Following Agency Ruling,…

CNN Philippines: DOH starts distribution of contraceptives “The Health Department (DOH) said Thursday it is now distributing family planning supplies to regional health offices. This comes four days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 51 contraceptives are non-abortifacients, thereby lifting a temporary restraining order on these that was issued in 2015 by the…More

Engaging Men In Family Planning Key To Sustainable Efforts, Global Gender Equality

Devex: World Vasectomy Day: How to engage men in family planning efforts Ana Karina De la Vega Millor, country director of DKT Mexico and lead of DKT International’s efforts in Central America, the Caribbean, and Venezuela; and Jonathan Stack, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of World Vasectomy Day “We are living in an era focused on…More

Assessing the contraceptive supply environment in Kinshasa, DRC: trend data from PMA2020

AbstractPerformance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is a population-based and facility-based survey program conducted in 11 countries to track contraceptive use dynamics and the supply environment.

Congolese Health Providers Express Concern About Impact Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s…

PRI: Trump’s ‘global gag rule on steroids’ threatens Congolese clinics “…Jeannine Assani, regional coordinator for ABEF (or Association pour le Bien-Etre Familial/Naissances Désirables), the Congolese reproductive health organization that runs things at [a health clinic in Lubumbashi], was concerned about her organization’s ability to continue its work providing free contraception, gynecological exams, and family planning…More

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