Posts By: Marla Wilson

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What it Means to Put Women and their Families First    

We can’t shy away from the tough stuff. The topic of family planning has a logical home in any discussion about how overdevelopment and pollution contribute to climate change. We simply can’t afford to ignore it.

(ALL INTERNAL and LIMITED EXTERNAL USES AUTHORIZED) The Ezekiel family in Nkonkwa. Celina 14, (in red) Maritatha 15, (black on right) Felister  12, (bottom left) Fodensia, 8, bottom right, Thalisius, 6bottom middle)  Emiliana (2) in arms of Susan Kabigwa (wearing (brown shirt). The head of the family is Kaboya, 40. The Nature Conservancy is launching a large-scale effort in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem, with Pathfinder International and the Frankfurt Zoological Society to address chimpanzee habitat protection, fisheries management, freshwater protection and community development—including reproductive health. PHOTO CREDIT: © Ami Vitale

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania    

One progressive way of helping at-risk people adapt to climate change is to improve their health. Voluntary family planning, which greatly improves women’s health, could play a part in a rights-based strategy that advances adaptive capacity and women’s health simultaneously.

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Women Must Be Free to Decide on IUDs  

Reproductive justice is a critical component of why women must be at the center of their health decisions in 2016 and beyond.

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The Hefty Price of Child Marriage  

Over this past decade, some 140 million girls, most living in the developing world, have married before the age of 18, forcing them to drop out of school and become pregnant before their bodies and minds are ready.