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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

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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


Reimagining infertility: a critical examination of fertility norms, geopolitics and survey bias

AbstractWhile it is estimated that 15% of couples worldwide are infertile, this figure hinges critically on the quality, inclusiveness and availability of infertility data sources.


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).


HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plans of Sub-Saharan African countries: an analysis for gender…

AbstractNational Strategic Plans (NSPs) for HIV/AIDS are country planning documents that set priorities for programmes and services, including a set of targets to quantify progress toward national and international goals.


Costing essential services package provided by a non-governmental organization network in…

AbstractThe health profile of Bangladesh has improved remarkably, yet gaps in delivering quality health care remain.


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


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