Last week FP2020, the global partnership dedicated to empowering women to access high-quality, voluntary family planning, announced new members to its Reference Group, which provides strategic direction to the partnership.
In two widely syndicated op-eds, Population Council’s Sajeda Amin addresses child marriage in Bangladesh, what works to curb the practice, and the country’s new law allowing special exceptions for child marriages.
A group of experts that advise the World Health Organization (WHO) on science and human rights, including Population Council’s Kenya country director Harriet Birungi and board member Anna Glasier, call attention to the new dangers faced by women and girls.
The Population Council mourns the passing of David Rockefeller, a visionary philanthropist and long-time supporter of the Population Council.
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.
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.
District Administration, the leading education magazine for US school district leaders, assesses the state of sexuality education in US public schools and reports on how some schools are improving the instruction of sex ed by addressing topics like gender roles, consent, self-esteem, body attitudes and healthy relationships.