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Valentine’s Day Just Isn’t the Same Without Family Planning

Valentine’s Day is upon us, which for many people means it’s a time to celebrate love and plan romantic gestures for their sweethearts. It should also be a time when we appreciate the freedom and security birth control allows us to have in our romantic partnerships. So as you’re preparing for this special day (or […]

Population Connection Members Volunteered Far and Wide in 2018!

Population Connection members made 2018 another remarkable year. More than 280 members across the country engaged their communities with conversations on population issues, women’s empowerment, and environmental preservation. Members in 37 states engaged more than 12,000 people and captured nearly 2,000 signatures from others committed to repealing Trump’s odious Global Gag Rule!  Click here to […]

Bipartisan Support for Family Planning Used to Be a Thing. What Happened?

One of the most polarizing issues facing the U.S. today centers around women’s reproductive health and family planning services. In fact, the mainstream Republican agenda is in complete ideological opposition to family planning, and has gone so far as to label it immoral. But a quick look back in time reveals a clear shift: Many […]

How One Organization Saves Gorillas by Championing Public Health

Deep into the lush mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda reside some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas, and they’re endangered. Habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, hunting, and preventable diseases have severely threatened the lives of these majestic animals, which have inhabited the forests there for thousands of years. While working as the first […]

2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)

Five Population Connection staff attended the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12-15. We hosted an extremely well-attended exhibit booth, where we handed out some of the best swag at the conference (hand sanitizer, lip balm, sunscreen, etc.), if we do say so ourselves. We also developed special fact sheets […]

Give Back on Giving Tuesday!

In just a few weeks, millions of compassionate people—like you—will celebrate Giving Tuesday. Falling on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving here in the United States, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable giving season and celebrates the valuable work of charities big and small … and the generous donors who support them. This year, Giving Tuesday is […]

How a Change in U.S. Abortion Policy Threatens Lives in Malawi

“On average, in a day, sometimes we handle about ten women related to abortion cases,” Sylvester Zimba explains to a reporter from Vice News in August of 2017. Zimba is a nurse who specializes in post-abortion care at Kasungu District Hospital, a small clinic in rural Malawi and the sole medical facility for 600,000 people. […]

What Fertility Rates in Africa Tell Us About Global Development

“The key thing you can do to reduce population growth is actually [to] improve health.” – Bill Gates The UN estimates that world population is projected to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050 – an increase of over two billion people in just thirty years. If you’re concerned about the environment (and I’m willing to […]

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