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Sexual and Reproductive Health

Wish List for Our Children: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Love Who You Are

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

We make sure you eat your vegetables and cross our fingers that you will sleep through the night. We encourage you to say "please" and share your toys. These are important lessons, but you will soon learn that our hopes for you are much bigger than the day to day tasks that take up so much of our times as parents.

Two Simple Words: I Decide

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

At least 200 million women want to avoid pregnancy yet lack access to modern contraception. What would it take to shrink this number to zero? A mere $8.1 billion -- or about 1 percent of what Americans spent during the 2013 holidays.

United Nations Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Alexander Sanger

After two weeks of intense negotiations, the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ended early Saturday morning with a strong call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women in order to achieve sustainable development.

A Door Opens for Women's Right to Sexual Pleasure, Let's Hope the FDA Doesn't Close It

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Serra Sippel

The global community's response to sexual dysfunction should be equal for women and men, but it is not. This year marks 16 years since the introduction of Viagra. Today, the market includes more than 20 drugs to address male sexual dysfunction -- and not a single one for women.

Large Returns from Small Investments in Women's and Children's Health

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

There are no excuses: The logic is clear and we must respond with strong commitment and decisive action; we must make it happen now.

Will 'Safe From the Start' Bring Needed Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Crisis?

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

This week at the U.N. General Assembly, amid critical talks about peace and security in Syria and across the Middle East, another narrative is taking its rightful place in New York -- the health and human rights of women and girls globally.

Family Planning 101: Delaying Marriage and Motherhood in India's Heartland

International Center for Research on Women | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
International Center for Research on Women

By Jennifer Abrahamson Uttar Pradesh, India - Shrimati is two years behind in her studies, a reflection of her circumstances, not her capacity to lea...

'Nothing About Us Without Us!': Bringing the Voices of Women Living With HIV to Global Conversation on Women's Health

Sonal Mehta | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

As thousands of delegates gather in Kuala Lumpur for the third global Women Deliver conference this week to discuss the health and empowerment of women and girls around the world, it's worth remembering that for women in their reproductive years, AIDS remains a leading cause of death.

Fighting Teen Pregnancy With Peer Influence

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.31.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

To effectively encourage teens to make the right decisions about sex, their relationships, and their health, we need to expand our strategies to include more teen-to-teen education.

I'm Watching

Julianne Moore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Julianne Moore

This year, in this election, I am committing to watching even more vigilantly. I truly can't imagine a more important election for us to make our voices heard.

What Does an Election Year Mean for Women's Health and Rights?

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Serra Sippel

In 2011, Congress' cup runneth over with attempts to limit or restrict completely women's health and rights, both at home and abroad. In 2012, there is a presidency at stake -- so what does that mean for women's health and rights in the coming year?

Man Up!

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Being a real man means saying no to gender-based violence and discrimination, and respecting the rights of girls and women.

Honor Thy Mother: Reducing Maternal Mortality Worldwide

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Somewhere in the world, one woman dies nearly every minute from a complication of pregnancy or childbirth. Rep. Yvette Clark recently introduced a bill that aims to address this fact.

Promoting Democracy in Africa Requires Investing in the Next Generation

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

Ghana provides two keys as to how best to target the continent's scarce resources to maximize impact. First, invest in young people. Second, do this through strong private-public partnerships.

World Population Day 2009 -- Time to Finally Make Maternal Health a Priority

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

World Population Day serves as an urgent reminder that, even amidst a global recession and tight budgets, governments must boost investments in global health -- especially the health of mothers.

Beyond the Global Gag Rule

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Originally written for RHRealityCheck.org - Information, commentary and community for Reproductive Health and Justice. In Kenya, homeland of Presiden...