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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…

International Conference On Family Planning Opens In Indonesia

News outlets report on the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, taking place this week in Indonesia. Christian Science Monitor: Can family planning help the world? Lessons from Indonesia. “Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces…

Number Of U.S. Girls, Women At Risk Of FGM Increases Threefold, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study “More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to the rise in immigrants from countries where it is…

West Africa’s Ouagadougou Partnership Helping To Improve Access To Contraceptives, Family Planning

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Seven Tactics that Are Leading Francophone West Africa toward a Contraceptive Revolution Sara Stratton, assistant program director at IntraHealth International, discusses the work and achievements of the Ouagadougou Partnership, which includes nine West African countries and aims to promote family planning and modern contraceptive use for women. Stratton…

Philippines’ Elimination Of National Contraception Program Funding Will Have Negative Impacts, Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Philippines contraception funding cut will fuel HIV and maternal deaths: activists “The Philippines legislature’s decision to eliminate funding for contraception will fuel HIV infections, maternal deaths, and teen pregnancies, particularly among poor girls and women, reproductive rights advocates said on Friday. The decision to cut the $21…

USAID Commemorates, Highlights Key Global Health Achievements In 2015

Huffington Post: 2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…For the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the broader global health community alike, 2015 was a momentous year. Today, I…