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CGD Blog Post Provides Recap Of 4th International Conference On Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: On Family Planning, Financing, and Fine Lines: Recapping ICFP 2016 Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the 4th International Conference on Family Planning, which took place in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, during the last week in January. Silverman highlights how different…

Education Program Teaches Life Skills, Contraceptive Options To Kenyan University Students, Lowers STI, Pregnancy Incidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From abortions to #condommania: Kenyan students get real about sex “…[T]he number of young women at the university seeking help for DIY abortions has fallen dramatically, [nurse Catherine] Tweni said, since the introduction of a new sex education club two years ago. Pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections…

‘Safe, Economical, And Effective’ Emergency Contraceptives Can Benefit Pakistanis

Huffington Post: Emergency Contraceptive Pills: The misunderstood savior for Pakistan? Farahnaz Zahidi, writer, editor, media trainer, and communications expert “…[The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)] is a safe, economical, and effective method of contraception. It has very few side-effects and can be used more than once with the consultation of a…

News Outlets Highlight Latin American Women’s Lack Of Access To Family Planning Services, Nations’ Abortion Policies Amid Zika Outbreak, Disease’s Association With Birth Defects

Associated Press: In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness “…While Zika’s exact link to the rare birth defect known as microcephaly is still unclear, warnings from El Salvador, at least six other countries, and health officials across the Americas are raising anxiety for millions of would-be and could-be…

International Conference On Family Planning Concludes In Indonesia

Global Health NOW: ICFP Closes with Renewed Energy and Hope “Officially, the fourth International Conference on Family Planning concluded Thursday, ending one of the largest gatherings in ICFP history. But really, the conversations and commitments it inspired have just begun. As more than 3,000 attendees from 70-plus counties head home…

Editorial, Letters To Editor, Opinion Pieces Address Zika Virus Response

New York Times: Zika Virus Requires an Urgent Response Editorial Board “…It is imperative that the World Health Organization not repeat its sluggish response to the Ebola crisis and act urgently this time to mobilize international action [against Zika virus]. … Regrettably … the World Health Organization seems, once again,…

Engaging Youth In Health Care Decision Making Can Improve Program Access, Rights

Devex: Future reproductive freedom starts by giving youth a seat at the table Suzanne Ehlers, president and CEO of PAI, and Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver “…Research shows that when you include young people in decision-making and invest in his or her health, rights, and wellbeing, everybody wins. And…

Blog Posts, Pulitzer Center Reporting Project Discuss Reproductive Health, Family Planning Issues

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Reporting on Reproductive Health: Opportunities and Obstacles International Conference on Family Planning 2016 This reporting project includes six Pulitzer Center grantees’ work reporting on reproductive health issues at the International Conference on Family Planning 2016 (1/27). IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Youth Advocates Can Increase the Use…