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News Review – 17 November 2017

#ThanksBirthControl Day There is so much for which to thank birth control, which came out in articles and social media on November 15. A study by the University of Michigan Institute of Healthcare Policy...

News Review – 27 October 2017

Child Marriage and Reproductive Rights A high-level meeting to accelerate action against child marriage in West and Central Africa convened in Senegal, to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good. Per UNFPA,...

News Review – 20 October 2017

Worlds apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality The comprehensive UNFPA State of World Population 2017 report has detailed information about how gender inequality, and specifically denial of reproductive rights,  “threatens social...

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 – 15 September 2017

Global trends, reports and movements As the world prepares for the UNGA, a number of relevant global reports were released to set the agenda. The Lancet launched a commission for the future of health...

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 – 4 August 2017

Good work, but much more to do New Guttmacher Institute research “estimates that the number of women of reproductive age in developing regions worldwide who have an unmet need for contraception… has improved but...

News Review – 14 July 2017

It was a busier week than most resulting in a much longer weekly compendium. London Family Planning Summit More than 60 governments and partners met in London last week, collectively announcing some $2.5 billion...

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 – 26 May 2017

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Adhanom, the former foreign minister and health minister of Ethiopia, was elected to head the World Health Organization, the first African to hold the post. He immediately stated that his goal...

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