Posts Tagged: family planning
March 8, 2016
How have we allowed fundamental human rights to be stripped away from women and young girls across Texas? Controversial legislation, HB2, will close all but eight abortion clinics in the state. And these closures have already had grave outcomes for women.
February 27, 2016
This week, as we are straddling Black History Month and Women’s History Month, we discuss the reproductive health experiences of Black women.
February 23, 2016
Family planning improves not only the health but the overall well-being of women and families around the world. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the extensive ripple effect of family planning’s benefits across the various goals remains clear. Family planning has a strong ripple effect across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. K4Health’s new… Read more »
February 8, 2016
A new report from the New England Journal of Medicine proved what proponents of access to family planning already know: when lawmakers block funding for programs like Planned Parenthood, there is an increase in unintended births. And for Texas, that means a rise in births – by 27 percent. Since 2011, some Texas lawmakers have… Read more »
February 4, 2016
Melinda Gates: “Here are five reasons why I am optimistic that 2016 will be the turning point towards a future full of promise for millions of women and girls”.
February 2, 2016
Last week, family planning advocates showed the world just how committed they are to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The 2016 International Conference on Family Planning was originally scheduled for November 2015, but a volcanic eruption on the neighboring island of Lombok forced organizers to postpone the event. Despite the last-minute cancelation of many… Read more »
February 1, 2016
In an unprecedented move this week, health officials in El Salvador encouraged women to postpone having babies until 2018. Directly linked to the Zika outbreak, microcephaly, a birth defect that causes abnormalities and even death in newborn babies, is propping up across Brazil, El Salvador, and other Latin American countries.
January 28, 2016
Women at the Center firmly believes storytelling is critical to preserving and enhancing reproductive rights—that’s why we exist and why we created the “I Love My IUD” short film. This week we were super excited to see Girls star Lena Dunham join us in this movement to amplify the stories of women and girls so that conversations around sexual… Read more »
January 26, 2016
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces pushback from conservatives, mirroring global trends in family planning.
January 22, 2016
On January 19, Social Good, Family Planning 2020, and the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) hosted a twitter chat about access to family planning and global goals. The conversation brought up a variety of important questions, such as: “What are the biggest barriers to #Family Planning access? How can we overcome them?” and “What are some challenges to sharing stories of… Read more »