Posts Tagged: poverty

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In Cambodia, family planning offers a path away from poverty  

KRATIE, Cambodia – “My parents had many children, and they couldn’t afford to send us to school,” said So Pumngea, 24, in Cambodia’s rural Kratie Province. “Before, families had to stay poor.” But today, Ms. So has a powerful tool to help her break free of the cycle of poverty: family planning.

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Universal Access Project’s Voices from Haiti: Tales of Reproductive Health  

Universal Access Project’s Voices from Haiti: Tales of Reproductive Health shares first person stories told by women in Haiti. Paired with beautiful photographs of women who live predominately in villages outside of Port-Au-Prince, the stories add another dimension to our understanding of the need for family planning. Although they have endured a lot and their… Read more »

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention: “I’ll say, ‘OK, everyone stand up and yell the word blood!’ or say, ‘Half of the people in the world have their period!’ ” It’s her way of getting people talking… Read more »

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A No-Brainer in Colorado: Funding for Birth Control  

If I were to tell you that there was a program that helped women get the most effective forms of birth control and had reduced the teen birth rate by nearly 40% in four years, you’d probably say, “This is amazing, tell me more.”