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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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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


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


USAID’s October 2017 Global Health Newsletter Focuses On Social, Behavior Change In Global…

USAID: GH Newsletter — Social and Behavior Change in Global Health USAID’s October 2017 Global Health Newsletter focuses on social and behavior change in global health and features articles discussing the role of social and behavior change in addressing maternal and child health, community education and engagement, breastfeeding, malaria, family planning, and Zika (October 2017).


Bangladesh To Provide Voluntary Sterilization To Rohingya Refugees; UNICEF To Conduct Child…

Agence France-Presse: Bangladesh eyes sterilization to curb Rohingya population “Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilization in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. … Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, who heads the family planning service in the district of Cox’s Bazar where the…More


Women’s, Girls’ Reproductive Health, Rights Being Pushed To ‘Bottom Of The Heap,’ UNFPA…

Devex: Family planning sector needs ‘moral leadership,’ says UNFPA chief “The newly appointed executive director of the United Nations Population Fund has described a situation of injustice when it comes to women and girls’ access to reproductive health and rights, saying that their needs are being ‘relegated to the bottom of the heap.’ Dr. Natalia…More


Local Advocates, International NGOs Speak Out Against Restrictive Family Planning Policy…

Devex: How a policy scare galvanized a small island’s family planning sector “A restrictive family planning policy first presented to the public in July met strong opposition in Timor-Leste, where local and international nongovernmental organizations and youth groups rose up to quash it in the months following. The show of activism is welcome in a…More


Marie Stopes International Forced To Cutback Family Planning Services In Madagascar Due To…

NPR: U.S. Slashes Funds For Family Planning In Madagascar “…One of the first acts of the Trump administration in January was to reinstate an abortion-related litmus test for foreign aid known as the ‘Mexico City policy.’ … In Madagascar the change is forcing dramatic cutbacks by the largest provider of long-term contraception in the country,…More


Multiple Donors Step Forward To Help Fill Gap Left By Mexico City Policy Reinstatement

Inside Philanthropy: Plugging the Gap: What Are Funders Doing to Respond to the Global Gag Rule? “…In March 2017, nearly 60 nations along with private funders and philanthropists from around the world attended what is being widely described as a ‘hastily convened’ one-day She Decides family planning conference in Brussels, Belgium. She Decides is a…More


U.N. Appoints Natalia Kanem Of Panama To Head UNFPA; Advocates Call For Strong, Supportive…

Devex: Family planning sector welcomes Kanem as new UNFPA head “Family planning advocates and women’s rights groups have welcomed Dr. Natalia Kanem’s appointment as the new head of the United Nations Population Fund and called on her to take a strong and supportive stance on divisive issues, including abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, and rights for…More


On World Contraception Day, Advocates Encourage Working Directly With Women, Girls In Need

Devex: Work with women not for them, say advocates on World Contraception Day “World Contraception Day presents a chance for organizations to highlight ways to reach the more than 214 million women worldwide without access to reliable family planning options. This year, the emphasis among many advocates who spoke to Devex is on the importance…More


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).


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