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…

Leaders gearing up for tomorrow’s Family Planning Summit in London face a steep challenge to step up family planning efforts as sharp aid cuts threaten progress.

To those of us who knew Babatunde Osotimehin, MD, he was simply “Prof.” Yes, he had many distinguished titles in his career. At the time of his death, Babatunde was the 4th executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the under-secretary-general of the UN. He…

Colombia’s largest family planning provider, Profamilia, chose not to comply with President Trump’s expansion of the “global gag rule” in January, forfeiting $1.2 million in USAID funds that would have gone toward services in conflict-ridden areas of the country. The…

Nominations close this Wednesday, May 17! 120 Under 40 celebrates the young people making "positive disruptions" in family planning worldwide. A number of winners may be given the opportunity to attend the 2018 ICFP in Rwanda in November 2018.

The 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, November 12-15, 2018, announced co-hosts the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda…

In a small win for Republicans on the heels of the failure to overhaul Obamacare, the US Senate approved legislation yesterday that will allow individual states to withhold federal family planning money from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  

To curb rapid population growth, Niger’s government is turning to modern contraception, but struggles to get women to take it. The country’s population dramatically increased from 3.5 million in 1960 to nearly 20 million today, with 80% of people living in poverty.  

Reproductive health nonprofit Pathfinder International is boosting Burkina Faso health clinics’ ability to provide contraceptive services and health care to women. Since May, the group has helped clinics perform 30-40 IUD insertions per month and counsel new mothers on…