Pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned the effort to create male birth control, even though a John Hopkins University study estimated that there could be a 44 million-customer market across 9 countries alone.

Many more women in Burma now have reliable access to contraceptives thanks to the Reproductive Health Commodity Logistics System (RHC-LS).Piloted in 2014 to better meet contraceptive need, the UNFPA-supported system shifted the logistics strategy from a “push” system of…

Reproductive health nonprofit Pathfinder International is boosting Burkina Faso health clinics’ ability to provide contraceptive services and health care to women. Since May, the group has helped clinics perform 30-40 IUD insertions per month and counsel new mothers on…

The Indian government last week announced plans to add injectable contraceptives to its slate of free, state-sanctioned birth control options, following decades of controversy. Women’s rights groups in India have fought widespread use of injectables since 1986, citing…

A recent clinical trial of a male contraceptive—an injectable hormone—looked promising, but an independent committee halted the trial because of side effects including “mood changes, depression, pain at the injection site, and increased libido.”

To find out what the youngest leaders of the family planning movement think about expanding contraception, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs K4Health and FP2020’s Family Planning Voices initiative interviewed some of the 2016 World Contraception Day…

IUDs and other long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) win praise for helping reduce teen pregnancy—but a new study raises the concern that teens on LARCs might be dropping condoms. According to a study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics, high school girls using…

Police in China who see condoms as evidence of sex work are driving sex workers to spurn the prophylactics, ultimately hurting HIV prevention efforts, a new survey shows. Sex workers who have endured police interrogation in 3 Chinese cities were 20% less likely to use…

A combination of challenging logistics and ideology block broader access to contraceptives in the poorest pockets of Burma (Myanmar), such as Chin State—where only around 3% of the women have access to family planning. That stands in stark contrast to the rest of the…

Nestled among wedding planning ideas, brides-to-be in Nepal can find family planning support too on the NewlyWed website, launched by Marie Stopes International yesterday.