Contraception

Pics of contraceptive methods, people demonstrating methods, etc.

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How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change  

Niger is acutely vulnerable to climate change. It’s a large country, about twice the size of Texas, but only about 13 percent of the country is suitable for agriculture, and even that land is dry for much of the year. Much of the country is part of the Sahara Desert. Families are having a harder time each year eking out enough food from this parched land, and it’s difficult to provide enough pasture and water for their livestock, too.

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Climate-Resilient Development? We’re Doing It Already!    

The communities with whom we work in Madagascar clearly articulate the links they see between reproductive health, family size and food security. Their perspectives are not limited by the narrow and vertical approaches that characterize many development initiatives. With issues as cross-cutting as climate change, it is vital that we take a multi-sector approach, in a way that reflects the complexity of the interconnections between people, our health and the environment.

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Climate Change: What’s Family Planning Got To Do With It?  

For many, lack of access to basic sexual and reproductive health care compounds the livelihood and environmental pressures facing these communities. Climate change is predicted to exacerbate the development challenges already faced by many vulnerable and marginalized groups including women, and poor, rural populations who are highly dependent on natural resources and lack alternatives.

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Family Planning 2020 Progress Storify    

FP2020 launched its third annual progress report “Commitment to Action 2014-2015” on Thursday, November 12, and held a #FP2020Progress Twitter chat to celebrate and continue the momentum for family planning worldwide.

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In Praise of Where We Overlap  

These days, some lament that the reproductive justice movement is faltering in the U.S. in particular. Recently, we have been pleased to see fresh evidence that advocates of various stripes are linking arms in a way that acknowledges the strong intersections between family planning and so many other movements. Two stories that dominated the news cycle this week provide fantastic examples.

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Community Gathers in Denver to Celebrate LARC4CO and Repro-Rights  

“This is about the power of women”, said Colorado State Representative Faith Winters, at the panel discussion and film screening of “I Love My IUD”. What Rep. Winters was referring to is access to voluntary contraception and the revolutionary Colorado Family Planning Initiative (CFPI) that made long acting reversible contraceptives, aka LARCs, free for women and girls… Read more »

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Youngster Uses Technology to Fight Teen Pregnancy in Honduran Village  

Four years ago, Cinthia Padilla, who is now 16, learned how to use a computer in order to teach children, adolescents and adults in this isolated fishing village in northern Honduras how to use technology to better their lives. Now she is using her expertise in an online e-learning platform aimed at reducing teen pregnancies in… Read more »