Patricee Douglas, MBBS, a 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders winner of 2016, stands out as the only winner from the Caribbean region. The program, organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the…
One program that has seen a boost under the federal budget—receiving $90 million annually—is also one that studies show doesn’t work: Abstinence-only-until-marriage sex-ed.What’s more, the Department of Health and Human Services also recently announced the end to funding…
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…