In DRC, only 1/2 of all married women use any contraception. In Burkina Faso, the use of long-acting reversible contraception is on the uptick.  

Ugandan women are embracing family planning more than ever thanks to Sayana Press, a self-injectable, progestin-only contraceptive taken once every 3 months. Developed by global health nonprofit PATH, the $1-per-dose shot is so easy to use that 95% of Ugandan women surveyed…

Engaging young people in family planning programs and advocacy is essential to achieving the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to have voluntary access to contraceptives by 2020. That is why the family planning community tapped…

To find out what the youngest leaders of the family planning movement think about expanding contraception, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs K4Health and FP2020’s Family Planning Voices initiative interviewed some of the 2016 World Contraception Day…

Making emergency contraception (EC) more widely available might prevent some of the world’s approximately 85 million unintended pregnancies each year, write Elizabeth Westley of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Monica Kerrigan, former senior…

Journalists, doctors, advocates, researchers and founders of nonprofits are among the young family planning champions worldwide being recognized and rewarded for leadership by Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins…

In 2013, all contraceptives in the US were to be covered without a copay under the Affordable Care Act. However, according to many physicians, several legal barriers have made it next to impossible for patients to receive the benefits of this provision. A 2015 Kaiser…

IUDs and other long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) win praise for helping reduce teen pregnancy—but a new study raises the concern that teens on LARCs might be dropping condoms. According to a study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics, high school girls using…

Faced with few ways to help women worried about Zika, OB-GYNs in Puerto Rico are passing out free contraception. Birth control use has been low on the island, which is hard hit by Zika—more than 8,700 confirmed cases, and the CDC predicts that more than 20-25% of the…

Police in China who see condoms as evidence of sex work are driving sex workers to spurn the prophylactics, ultimately hurting HIV prevention efforts, a new survey shows. Sex workers who have endured police interrogation in 3 Chinese cities were 20% less likely to use…