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The Huffington Post: With UNFPA Cuts, Health and Rights of Vulnerable Girls Are On The Line

Seema Jalan of the United Nations Foundation's Universal Access Project writes in The Huffington Post that vulnerable girls' health, rights and dreams are being jeopardized by the decision to cut U.S. funding of UNFPA, drawing on her recent meetings with mentors in the Population Council's Abriendo Oportunidades program in Guatemala.

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Council Commentary

Family Planning: Not Just for Women

Family planning programs have traditionally assumed that women are responsible for contraceptive use, so that men's job is to support them or at least get out of the way.

But a new recently published analysis "Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs" (Reproductive Health) by the Evidence Project found that adolescent boys and men also have a desire for sexual and reproductive health information and services. When information and services are made available they respond with greater contraceptive use. But they aren't very well served by existing programs.

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Council Commentary

She Decides—A Message of Support

In times of political turbulence, it is often hard to turn away from the breaking news to focus on bedrock understandings and long-range goals.

No matter what political announcements and policy shifts arise, we are still accountable to 225 million women and girls who want to delay, space or prevent a pregnancy and deserve access to voluntary family planning information, services and supplies.

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