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Devex Examines Reactions To New WHO Guidance On HIV Risk, Progesterone-Only Contraceptive Use

Devex: HIV, family planning groups grapple with new WHO guidance on popular contraceptive “The World Health Organization’s reclassification last month of progestogen-only injectable contraceptives has triggered a critical debate in the family planning community over how to manage the potential link between higher rates of HIV acquisition and one of…

Trump Administration Expected To Announce UNFPA Defunding, Devex Reports

Devex: UNFPA expects defunding announcement ‘at any moment’ “The administration of President Donald Trump is expected to imminently pull U.S. funding to the United Nations Population Fund, costing the organization a major supporter. The announcement of the defunding move — which has also happened under previous Republican administrations — is…

Mexico City Policy Could Fuel Extremism In Fragile Countries

TIME: The Connection Between the Global Gag Rule and Extremism Elizabeth Weingarten, director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative at New America “…[The Mexico City] policy will increase gender inequality. Gender inequality can fuel extremism. Extremism fuels terrorism. … Limiting access to reproductive health services impedes declines in women’s fertility…

New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: March 2017 The March issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features articles on various topics, including a commentary on collecting more accurate data on family planning users and original articles on family planning and contraceptive usage in four African nations (March 2017).

Family Planning Should Remain Priority In West Africa To Avoid Future Security Issues, UNFPA Official Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of family planning “…Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal have seen an average two percent growth in contraceptive prevalence each year, [United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom] said. … However, 2015 United Nations research…

U.S. Must Protect ‘Critical Investments In Women’s Health Globally’

Huffington Post: From Here To Uganda: Why U.S. Leadership On Reproductive Rights Matters Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…Unprecedented efforts are under way to roll back gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. The U.S. administration’s January reinstatement and dramatic expansion of…

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