With close to 600 million girls growing up in developing countries, achieving global prosperity starts with educating and empowering these young women so they can be healthy, productive members of their communities and become agents of change. This year’s World Population Day encourages us to “Invest in Teenage Girls.” Voluntary family planning is one tool […]
Tag archives for Contraception
Five Promising Innovations in Contraception
USAID is developing innovative new contraceptive methods to meet the needs of millions of women across the globe. Enabling women to decide whether, when and how many children to have is vital to safe motherhood and healthy families.
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.
Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning
Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>
Family Planning Improves and Saves Lives
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 >>
Introducing SILCS: It’s Not Your Mother’s Diaphragm
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 >>
Contraception: Not to be left to serendipity
Contraception matters. It not only changes lives, it saves lives. Read more >>
Allowing Women to Nurture Themselves and Their Children Before Giving Birth Again
In too many places around the world, women lack the access to contraception or the decision-making ability to seek services. Read more >>
Non-hormonal Methods of Contraception Meet Need in DRC
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 >>
Live @ 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.