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Why support efforts to abandon Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting?

The same elements that will transform a culture from performing FGM/C on its girl children – the values, and norms that inform the expected and accepted ways that people behave in a culture – will also bring increased acceptance for the use of contraception and information on family planning.

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Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning

Women gather at a health post in Ethiopia. USAID trains and supports health extension workers across Ethiopia's health system in the most populous regions of the country. Photo credit: Nena Terrell, USAID Ethiopia

Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>

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Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives

A community health worker in Malawi counsels a woman on her family planning options at a gathering place in her community. USAID works in more than 45 countries around the globe to increase access to family planning information and services for all who want them. Photo credit: Liz Bayer

Today, World Contraception Day, draws attention to the fact that more than 222 million women in the developing world say they want to delay or avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception. Read more >>

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Introducing SILCS: It’s Not Your Mother’s Diaphragm

The SILCS Diaphragm is the first new cervical barrier method that will enter the market in more than a decade. Photo credit: Kessel Marketing

PATH, in collaboration with CONRAD and funded by USAID, designed the one-size-fits-most SILCS Diaphragm to increase access to contraception for women in low-resource settings. Read more >>

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Contraception: Not to be left to serendipity

Kenyan women learning about IUDs. Photo credit: MSI

Contraception matters. It not only changes lives, it saves lives. Read more >>

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Allowing Women to Nurture Themselves and Their Children Before Giving Birth Again

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In too many places around the world, women lack the access to contraception or the decision-making ability to seek services. Read more >>

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Non-hormonal Methods of Contraception Meet Need in DRC

Christopher Hook with members of Maman An’Sar. Photo credit: USAID

USAID programs have worked to meet the needs of women in the DRC by expanding access to a wide range of family planning choices Read more >>

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Live at UNGA – Day Three

Day three at UNGA included two marquee events spotlighting progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Protecting the Lives of Women and Girls: London Summit on Family Planning

Today I joined leaders from around the world at the London Summit on Family Planning to commit to the goal of providing 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries with lifesaving contraceptives, information, and services by 2020. This Summit comes at a crucial time, following up to last month’s Child Survival Call to Action. […]

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Contraceptive Technologies Offer New Options

It is well-documented that contraception has multiple individual, national and global health and development benefits, including reductions in maternal and child mortality and maternal to child transmission of HIV, and increased opportunities for women in the workforce and global economy.  World Contraception Day, commemorated every year on September 26, highlights the growing need for improved […]

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