Posts Tagged: contraception

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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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50 State Report Card on Reproductive Rights  

While most Americans are aware of the national political debate over birth control and abortion, many are uninformed about the status of reproductive health and rights in their own state. In the interest of an informed public debate, the Population Institute released it’s 2015 50 State Report Card on Reproductive Health and Rights that gives… Read more »

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In Oregon, Birth Control is Now Available Without a Doctor’s Prescription  

As of January 1st, women in Oregon who are over 18 years old no longer need a prescription to access birth control. This new law is a major step forward in removing barriers to family planning and reducing unintended pregnancies. In addition to not needing a prescription, women can also get a year-long supply of birth control pills in… Read more »

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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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“In Their Own Words” a Marie Stopes Film Series  

Powerful and authentic short films by Marie Stopes International-US with the support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. These narratives capture women’s experiences with reproductive health in their own words, and demonstrate the incredible work being done by determined individuals on the ground in Cambodia and Tanzania.

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Faith Leaders and Family Planning   

Today is International Human Rights day. On this occasion of honoring the human rights of people all over the world, we’re launching a beautiful visual story profiling sub-Saharan Christian faith leaders who champion family planning. These men of God are leading the charge for women’s and men’s access to the fundamental right of family planning tools.