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February 2018 Monthly News Review

African debates As in debates in Ireland, Poland and the US among other countries, the tension between reform and tradition over increased access to sex education, contraception choice and safe abortion was evident across...

News Review – 3 November 2017

Education, Education, Education Sex education programs can be the first steps towards greater usage of family planning methods throughout people’s lives. And families using those methods “are less likely to end up in poverty.”...

News Review – 13 October 2017

Girls Voices from across the reproductive justice world on the International Day of the Girl (or “Girl Child”) called for action, including the need to educate adolescent girls as the “key to tackling global...

News Review – 6 October 2017

Leadership! Dr. Natalia Kanem was named as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). A Panamanian and the first Latin American to take the post, she had served as Acting...

News Review – 8 September 2017

Youth Family planning programs can only be judged to be effective when young people around the world fully embrace them. Across Africa, youth SRHR engagement programs are working to educate, change perceptions, and give...

News Review – 25 August 2017

Commodities and Technology Whatever the political climate, and no matter how good the counselling might be, the availability of family planning commodities – short-term and long-term contraceptives for men and women – is essential...

News Review-18 August 2017

Individuals making a difference Amid the cacophony surrounding access to contraception and abortion rights – data reports, education initiatives, misinformation campaigns, policy disputes and legal battles (more on all of those below) – it...

News Review – 11 August 2017

Context in foreign assistance Access and delivery of family planning services depend on many factors. This week saw a number of discussions and research reports about the effects of cultural sensitivity and technology appropriateness...

News Review – 9 June 2017

The family planning and reproductive health world mourned the unexpected death of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who called himself an ‘Honorary Woman’ and  insisted that “family planning is not a privilege but...

News Review – 5 May 2017

Today is International Day of the Midwife, which was marked in the press and on social media with stories about the importance of midwives in maternal care, in reducing maternal deaths, and the importance...

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