Posts Tagged: contraception

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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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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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Leap of faith: why religious leaders have a moral duty to promote family planning  

As men of faith, we share a deeply held conviction that all families – regardless of their religious beliefs – are entitled to lead healthy lives free from suffering and deprivation. But, tragically, an absence of basic family planning services deprives millions of people of this fundamental right every year.

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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 »

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Connecting the Dots Through Telling Our Stories  

Last week, Women at the Center headed to Austin, TX for SXSWEco, “a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive economic, environmental, and social change.” While we were there, we had the awesome opportunity to join and lead discussions about women’s empowerment and sustainability, and screen our new film “I love My IUD.”

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Bill Nye The Science Guy Defends Women’s Reproductive Rights  

“Bill Nye, the infamous “Science Guy” has released a new video on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The video, which was published under Big Think, defends women’s reproductive rights and how they should be given the absolute free will to do what they want with their bodies. Nye started off by discussing the claims of activists against… Read more »