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World Contraception Day

Let's Not Be Squeamish About Family Planning's Fiscal Benefits

Pape Amadou Gaye | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Pape Amadou Gaye

Family planning has changed the world for us all over the past few decades. But better health isn't the only advantage. There's another, though we in the global health field have often been hesitant about lauding it too loudly. I'm talking about the relationship between family planning to prosperity.

A World Without Contraception Is No Place for People

John Seager | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
John Seager

Let's pretend that the right-wing anti-contraception crusaders get their way and ban all birth control in the United States. From this day forward, sex is solely for procreation. In short: It would be a disaster. How can I be so sure?

The Everyday Heroes

Pamela Barnes | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Access to family planning is a basic human right. But making that right a reality requires so much to be in place beyond a well-run health facility.

Let's Empower Youth For Sexual And Reproductive Rights

Jill Sheffield | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Unmet need for contraception is greatest for women under the age of 20 and, in the world's poorest countries, one in three women has a child before the age of 18.

New Contraceptive Approaches Needed Now More Than Ever

Ward Cates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

Over the next decade, we owe it to women and couples everywhere to present them with more family planning options.

From Farms to Family Planning: Investing in Women on World Contraception Day

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Today is World Contraception Day. I am celebrating by visiting a cassava farm in Tanzania. It might seem like a strange way to observe the day, except for this fact: the women who do the majority of the labor on small family farms are often the very same women who are asking for contraceptives.