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Beyond ICFP 2013: Let's Keep the Focus on Youth

Ward Cates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

When girls are able to make their own decisions about whether and when to have children, they are more likely to stay in school, participate in the work force and have healthier, better-educated children.

Why Family Planning Matters in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ward Cates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

Through embracing integrated, multi-sectoral development solutions such as family planning, we can accelerate progress and fulfill our promises to the next generation.

Efforts to Prevent HIV Must Focus on Gender Equity

Ward Cates | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

Stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity and harmful myths that lead to destructive behaviors affecting women's safety and health must be dispelled. We must encourage and mentor girls and women to be leaders in their communities.

Progress on Microbicides: Tenacity and Toolkits

Ward Cates | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

Although microbicide products are not yet available, preparing ourselves sooner rather than later will give us a head start. We know that making microbicides widely available for HIV prevention, both globally and in local contexts, will require a comprehensive approach.

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.