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.
They might be young, but they have already made great waves in the field of family planning around the globe.
Marvin C. Masalunga, a doctor in the Philippines who gave up far more lucrative prospects to serve rural communities, is next up in GHN’s Q&A series highlighting 120 Under 40 leaders.
Margaret Bolaji, a youth activist for girls’ health and rights in Northern Nigeria, is kicking off GHN’s new Q&A series to highlight the efforts of the 2016 120 Under 40 leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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…
In Uganda, 1 in 4 girls between the ages of 15-19 in Uganda has given birth or is pregnant with her first child.Growing up in Uganda, Ritah Namwiza saw firsthand the challenge of finding accurate information about sex. She’s now a Global Health Corps fellow who works with…
United around the goal of expanding contraceptive access for women and girls in the world’s poorest countries, family planning leaders convene today in London. The meeting—co-hosted by the UK Government, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates…