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Critics Question How Chinese Provinces Use One-Child Policy Fines

“Recent revelations about the huge amounts paid by families who violate China’s one-child policy have raised questions about just how the money is spent and spurred calls to ban the fines,” the New York Times’ “Sinosphere” blog reports. “Chinese provinces have begun disclosing the amounts they received last year in…

Ethiopia Is ‘A Family Planning Success Story’

“Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has become a family planning success story, one of only a handful of countries in Africa to achieve that status,” David Olson, a global development communications consultant, and Andrew Piller, country director of DKT Ethiopia, write in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient…

Seven Issues To Watch For On 2014 International Family Planning Agenda

In a post in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, Christopher Purdy, executive vice president of DKT International, and Philip Harvey, executive director of DKT International, examine seven issues and trends to watch for on the international family planning agenda in 2014. Their list includes the easing of China’s family planning…

Ensuring Access To Health Care Is ‘Core Component’ Of Women’s Human Rights

“A core component of women’s rights is ensuring that all women — regardless of religion, nationality, or income level — have access to quality health care,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) writes in the Huffington Post’s “Women” blog. “Recognizing the key link between health care for mothers and the impact on…

Blog Examines Study On Integrating Family Planning, HIV Services

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines a study conducted in Kenya by Daniel Grossman and Craig Cohen of the University of California, San Francisco, “to determine if integrating family planning services into HIV care and treatment improved the uptake of more effective contraceptive methods, which include…

Data-Collection Systems Will Show Progress On Access To Family Planning

“For women to fulfill their amazing potential, they tell me over and over again, they need the power to decide when to have children, so they can keep their families healthy, well-nourished and educated,” Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in a New York Times…

Family Planning Efforts Must Address Health, Survival Of Infants

“There are a variety of reasons why women in traditional or less-developed societies give birth to many children: religious, cultural, economic, status and lack of adequate information. But one reason that seems so obvious once you think about it — but which seldom tops the list — is the fear…

USAID Features ‘Newsroom’ Of Videos, Articles From Family Planning Conference

USAID presents a “Newsroom” with videos and articles from the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) that recently concluded in Ethiopia. The site features video of Secretary of State John Kerry’s opening remarks; Robert Clay, deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discussing integrated approaches to family planning;…

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