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The Obama Budget and Global Maternal and Reproductive Health

There’s good news in the recent budget request from the White House for those interested in global maternal and reproductive health issues. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Policy Tracker, … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Women Turning to the Morning After Pill in the United States

NPR recently ran a story about two separate studies by the National Center for Health Statistics. There were some pretty interesting findings. Here’s what they had to say about the … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women’s silent killer – rights missing from sexual and reproductive health policies worldwide

Amnesty International recently put out a press release with findings from their own experiences and research that show that the true leading cause of women’s death isn’t the lack of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Officials Call on Filipinos to Campaign Against Birth Control Law

MANILA — After losing a battle to stop the passage of a contentious birth control law, Roman Catholic Church officials on Tuesday dug in and instructed their millions of followers to campaign … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Science of ‘Plan B’ – Emergency Contraception

What happens when the condom breaks? Find out what’s behind “Plan B” – otherwise known as emergency contraception. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Opinion: Why Birth Control Is Still a Big Idea

By Melinda Gates I spent most of my time this year advocating for better access to family planning around the world. Early on, I told everybody who would listen that … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

HuffPost Live: Contraception Crisis

Despite the advances made in contraception over the past 50 years, over 200 million women worldwide cannot get the birth control they want. Why? View video on AOL by clicking … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Election Outcome: What Family Planning Advocates Have To Be Thankful For

n this Thanksgiving season, supporters of international family planning programs have one thing to be truly thankful for—the 2012 election outcome. With the re-election of President Obama, advocates look forward … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Abortion in Ireland

Every day 12 women leave Ireland to access abortion services in the UK. Who are these women and girls? You might be surprised. Women who have abortions come from all … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Opinion: Family planning should be a human right

The ability to decide when to have children, and how many, is seen as one of the most significant social advances of recent decades. However, this quiet but profound revolution … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment