NYAMIRAMA—Building a basketball court right next to the Nyamirama Health Center was no coincidence. The strategically placed court is part of a deliberate effort to improve access to health education and services in Rwanda’s Kayonza district, visited by a busload of ICFP…

Many delegates will trickle into Kigali, Rwanda this weekend for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning with little fanfare—but the youth are already starting to steal the show, with a virtual youth relay that started in Mombasa, Kenya earlier this week.

Women across the globe weighing a host of options for birth control never get a straight answer to a basic question: How will it affect me, specifically? You don’t know until you try, women are told.   For the 900 million women who use contraceptives worldwide, “…

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As attitudes to contraception shift in India, they must contend with the realities of joint-family households. In Jharkhand, government-initiated Sammelan meetings open lines of communication between couples and their in-laws, highlighting issues like spacing out births and…

Our work is based on science and trust, on our ability to communicate reliable information—and on having people believe that information is real. We help Tanzanians change their behaviors to protect themselves from malaria by laying out the advantages of sleeping under…

World leaders recognized family planning as a human right 50 years ago, but 214 million women still lack safe and effective family planning.  

In Kenya, family planning is widely considered to be women’s responsibility and methods that affect men—like vasectomies—are traditionally scorned. Misconceptions like the negative effects on men's sex drives abound but education about the 15-minute procedure and its…

To its peril, a promising new law overhauling the Philippines’ antiquated HIV policy still fails to mandate government promotion of condom use, writes Carlos H. Conde.

Reproductive rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over federal policies that undermine comprehensive sexual health services, saying they compromise the health of low-income patients. The legal battle comes amid efforts by conservatives to cut federal…