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U.K. Development Official Discusses Efforts To End FGM

The Guardian features a video interview with U.K. Under-Secretary of State for International Development Lynne Featherstone, who discusses how ending female genital mutilation (FGM) is a priority for the U.K. government. She talks about the importance of reporting cases of FGM, which is illegal in the U.K.; collecting information and…

Guttmacher Analysis Examines Faith-Based Groups’ Roles In Family Planning Services

“Contrary to public perception, faith-based organizations from diverse religious backgrounds are key players in the provision of family planning services around the world, and those based in the United States advocate for increased U.S. assistance in this area to boost global health, according to a new Guttmacher Institute analysis,” a…

Women Lack Access To Female Condoms In Gulu, Uganda, UPI Reports

“The fight against AIDS has been waged for more than three decades, with more people becoming infected each day, yet preventive measures such as female condoms are not being embraced in some areas of Gulu, a post-conflict region in northern Uganda, said the district’s planner, John Luwa,” United Press International…

Ethiopia To Host International Conference On Family Planning

This year’s International Conference on Family Planning, the theme of which is “Full Access, Full Choice,” is set to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 12-15, VOA News reports. “A new resource will be unveiled at the conference called ‘Programming Strategies for Postpartum Family Planning’ …, a joint…

CRIEnglish.com Examines Sexual, Reproductive Health Among Chinese Adolescents

CRIEnglish.com reports on the Forum on Adolescent Pregnancy, held in Beijing on October 31, “to discuss challenges facing Chinese youth regarding sexual and reproductive health.” Noting the recent release of the UNFPA’s 2013 State of World Population Report, which discussed the challenge of motherhood in childhood, the news service features…

Blog Highlights USAID Official’s Comments Regarding Hormonal Contraception, HIV

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights comments made by Chelsea Polis, senior epidemiological adviser at USAID, at a recent Washington, D.C., event about hormonal contraception and HIV. Data regarding how hormonal contraception affects HIV transmission are inconclusive, the blog notes, and includes a link to a…

USAID Blog Reflects On ICFP 2013 Conference In Ethiopia

“[This] week more than 3,000 political leaders, scientists, health care professionals, advocates and young leaders from around the globe will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Family Planning or ICFP2013,” Ellen Starbird, director of the USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health, writes in USAID’s…

Opinion Pieces Address International Conference On Family Planning In Ethiopia

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the International Conference on Family Planning, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 12-15. Ward Cates and Rose Wilcher, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “At this week’s International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), we are examining the latest evidence on integrating…

Blog Posts Address International Conference on Family Planning In Ethiopia

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the International Conference on Family Planning, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 12-15. Julie Bernstein, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: Bernstein, a senior communications officer at the Gates Foundation, interviews Elizabeth Lule, the foundation’s family planning…