Online condom distribution aims to curb contraception’s steep decline in India, linked to social stigma around purchasing birth control in public. India is likely to surpass China’s 1.37 billion population in 6 years.

In 2 years, the birth control app Nurx has spread to 15 states and Washington D.C.   As it reaches conservative states, activists are railing against the “Uber for birth control” for expediting access to morning-after pills like Plan B and Ella.   Nurx allows patients to…

Family dynamics and a dearth of knowledge of—and access to— family planning leave West and Central Africa with some of the world's lowest contraception rates. That is quickly changing in Senegal.   1 in 4 married Senegalese women and girls aged 15-49 now use contraception,…

Midwives are coming to the aid of Rohingya pregnant women and new mothers in local clinics and refugee camps in Bangladesh.   The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that 16% of Rohingya women refugees ages 15–19 are pregnant or new mothers—many of whom fled to Bangladesh…

While some African countries have made strides in prevalence of contraceptive use, Africa still lags the world in access to family planning. According to the 2016 Atlas of African Health Statistics, 24% of married women ages 15-49 have unmet contraceptive needs.

Although Big Pharma has shown little interest in developing male birth control, scientists continue to forge ahead with numerous new contraceptive techniques, including one that may start human trials within the next year.If successful, those innovations could cut into half…

A sex ed scandal in Egypt highlighted increasing tension between tradition and practicality when a group of Egyptian university students created a sex ed magazine for a project and faced media outrage.  

A program that encourages Nigerians to adopt modern contraceptives was associated with a 10% increase in the use of contraceptives and the desire to have fewer children in 6 Nigerian cities between 2010 and 2014.

I’m surprised and disappointed that Global Health Now would include the Quartz article titled “West African governments want to cut population growth in half, but for whose benefit?” in your newsletter. The article misses the point of rights-based voluntary family planning…

DKT México, an NGO focused on promoting contraception and preventing HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, is infusing its educational efforts with humor and fun—and finding a receptive teenage audience.