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We Have to Face the Facts on International Family Planning

A recent presentation by Joseph Chamie, the former director of United Nations Population Division, outlines the cataclysmic possibilities of population growth in Africa. One of the key underlying causes is lack of investment in international family programs. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently documented the decline in donor country assistance. It’s worth noting that the US […]

Pro-Choice Cats Defends Women’s Reproductive Rights

In September, we spoke with Amanda Patton, a spunky, bright 28-year old reproductive health activist and founder of Pro-Choice Cats (www.prochoicecats.com), about her 2015 efforts to raise money to put pro-choice billboards near the state house in Columbus. Just a few days ago, Amanda’s billboards went back up, this time targeting the dangerous Trump campaign. […]

Teen Pregnancy Leads to Early Marriage in Many Countries, Study Finds

What does poverty mean for young people in the developing world? For far too many girls it means adolescent sexual activity – often transactional – followed by pregnancy and early marriage. An estimated 15 million girls are married before their 18th birthdays each year – that’s 28 girls every minute. A recent study conducted by […]

Three Things to Know about Birth Control

Today is World Contraception Day.  And we still have a long way to go to make sure that every woman has access to affordable contraception. While in the recent years we have made tremendous progress in the U.S. and around the world, there are still many things we could do to remove the barriers that […]

Malawi Faith Leaders Call for Reform in Abortion Laws

More than 50 officials from churches around Malawi came together last week to endorse a law that decreases the country’s restrictions on abortion access. After a two-day-long discussion and meetings with medical experts, the leaders expressed enthusiastic optimism that the faith community would endorse the reformed abortion laws in an effort to protect women and […]

World Population Day: looking forward to the future

Five years after the global population soared past 7 billion people, countries around the world are coming together to raise awareness about population issues on World Population Day—commemorated each year on July 11. This year’s theme is investing in teenage girls – a demographic of our global community that faces a multitude of challenges. Across continents, […]

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