US women may lose access to certain birth control methods as the Trump administration plans to prioritize funding for abstinence-based programs and natural family planning.
A year in, the SheDecides movement to empower women in their reproductive lives is taking stock.
For women in Pakistan, son preference increasingly influences parity progression and contraception choices, though research on the topic is slim.
A year in, President Trump’s “America First” policy is upending its role in global health. The White House has proposed cuts of over $2 billion to global health for fiscal year 2018—a 23% drop from 2017. Half of the American public supports US leadership to improve global…
In its first year, President Trump’s “global gag rule” barring foreign NGOs bankrolled by the US from performing or promoting abortions, has hit family planning services hard.
Around the world, from Asia to Africa, tens of millions of women have gained access to contraception in the past 5 years, making it possible for them to avoid unsafe abortions, unintended pregnancies and maternal deaths. This progress, reported last month by Family Planning…
More women and girls—309.3 million—in 69 focus countries are using modern contraception methods as of July 2017, according to Family Planning 2020’s new progress report.
Burcu Bozkurt, the 120 Under 40 leader closing out GHN’s special Q&A series, has done everything from providing technical support to establish an M&E system for community health workers in Bangladesh to working with women’s cooperatives in Turkey, her home country.
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.
As a medical student in Rwanda, Jean Christophe Rusatira grew determined to help the many street kids he encountered near his university. Rusatira’s quest to help youth find better opportunities sparked his career-shaping interest in public health, and ultimately led to his…