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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

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

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Marie Stopes International Closing, Scaling Back Programs Due To Reinstatement Of Mexico City…

CBC News: Trump changes to foreign aid restricting access to family planning services in poorest countries “Women in some of the poorest countries in the world are already feeling the effects of the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to foreign aid, and the impact will only widen, advocates say. The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy…More


September 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various issues, including the vulnerability of pregnant refugees, family planning services provision in Africa, and the economic impact of vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries (September 2017).


Egypt Implements Strategy To Promote Birth Control, Reduce Birth Rates

Reuters: Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth “Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development…” (Awadalla, 8/30).


Uganda Proposes Budget Cuts To Family Planning Efforts In Country

allAfrica/The East African: Uganda Threatens to Reduce Funding to Family Planning “Uganda is planning to cut back on funding for family planning activities, which could jeopardize its plans to attain middle-income status by 2020. Though reasons for the cutback are yet to be given, sources say the government is banking on donors to step in…More


DKT México Uses ‘Fun Strategy’ To Reach Adolescents, Young Adults With Contraceptive…

Huffington Post: How to Promote Contraceptives to Teens in Latin America? Don’t Be Boring David J. Olson, global health communications and social marketing adviser “…In 2015, DKT México launched a family planning campaign focused on increasing awareness of pregnancy among teenagers and young adults. They opted for a serious, medical campaign in traditional pharmaceutical company…More


CSIS Podcast Features Episodes Discussing Outlook For International Family Planning, Preventing…

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take As Directed”: The London Summit and the Outlook for International Family Planning Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, about the achievements of and challenges to the FP2020 partnership meeting its goals. Schlachter “stressed the importance…More


Guttmacher Institute Examines Benefits Of Family Planning Assistance, Potential Impacts Of U.S….

Guttmacher Institute: The Benefits of Investing in International Family Planning — and the Price of Slashing Funding Sneha Barot, senior policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses the benefits of international family planning assistance, including health, economic, social, and environmental benefits, as well as the potential impacts of U.S. cuts to family planning assistance (8/1).


Some Experts Question Motives Behind West African Governments’ Pledge To Increase Family…

Quartz: West African governments want to cut population growth in half, but for whose benefit? “…[O]n July 22, West African politicians took a new and unusual step to curb population growth themselves. At a conference on health and family planning in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West African parliamentarians committed to allocate five percent of national budgets…More


Mexico City Policy Restrictions Will Hurt Organizations Providing HIV/AIDS Care, Support…

The Guardian: Closing an HIV lifeline in Africa: the dire impact of Trump’s abortion crackdown “…The lives of the poorest women in Southern Africa depend on organizations such as [Mozambique’s Amodefa — the Mozambican Association for Family Development]. Yet they will be among the worst affected by Donald Trump’s crackdown on family planning groups around…More


The Guardian Publishes Timeline Of Women’s Push For Access To Family Planning, Abortion,…

The Guardian: Families, fertility, and feminism: landmarks in women’s rights “Women have fought long and hard to secure access to family planning and abortion, and reduce maternal mortality. A modern timeline of that struggle tells a story full of highs and lows…” (Ford, 7/27).


Nations, Organizations Pledged Estimated $5B At London Family Planning Summit, Gates Foundation…

Devex: How significant were the pledges at the London Family Planning Summit? “Advocates have welcomed the news that an estimated $5 billion was pledged to improve and expand reproductive health services in developing countries at the London Family Planning Summit earlier this month … but say it still falls far short of the sums needed,…More


Donations To She Decides International Family Planning Initiative ‘Still Coming In,’…

Devex: She Decides fund for family planning takes shape “Six months after U.S. President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of an extended ‘global gag rule,’ the She Decides family planning movement launched in its wake is beginning to take shape. A spokesperson told Devex that donations ‘have risen substantially’ since the She Decides conference in March, when…More


Faith-Based Organizations Explore Involvement With Family Planning Activities At Wilson Center…

Washington Times: Faith-based groups face dilemma in cooperating with family planning organizations “…Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and churches are effective vehicles for family planning education and resources, but religious convictions often deter such institutions from partnering in the cause. An event Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars — attended by about 100 people,…More


Global Community, Governments Should Strengthen Commitment To Women, Access To Family Planning…

Huffington Post: When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins Jyoti Vajpayee, senior program officer for family planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India “…When women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family — determining its size, for instance. Enabling women to make informed decisions on…More


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