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Date: 03/25/2019
Source: Guttmacher Institute
Type: In the News
Comprehensive Approach Needed to Improve Young Women’s Well-being Empowering adolescents to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights—including preventing unintended pregnancy—is critical to their overall health and well-being. Yet new data from the Guttmacher Institute show that sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya fall short of meeting adolescents’ needs. For example, an...
Date: 03/12/2019
Source: Daily Nation
Type: In the News
The contraceptives prevalence rate among married women of reproductive age has risen from 53 percent in 2014 to 61 percent last year, according to new data from the Ministry of Health. The rise has seen Kenya surpass its 2020 target of 58 percent. Family planning services and programmes have important health, social, financial, environmental and economic benefits. Decades of research have shown...
Date: 11/15/2018
Source: ICFP Hub
Type: In the News
At a time of unprecedented importance for women’s health and rights, I am heartened to see how the global family planning community is working together as never before to ensure women are able to plan if and when to have a child—to live the lives they have dreamed for themselves. Our efforts are paying off and revealing what is possible when we come together around common problems. A prime...
Date: 11/14/2018
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Family Planning 2020's groundbreaking new report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries released this month shows more women and adolescent girls than ever before are making the voluntary choice to use contraception in their everyday lives. More importantly, country governments are prioritizing family planning programs as an essential part of their development strategies....
Date: 10/13/2017
Source: Human Rights Watch
Type: In the News
Dear Secretary Tillerson: We are writing to share our initial research findings and recommendations on early implications of the US government's 'Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance' policy [hereinafter 'the policy']. This research included interviews with representatives of 45 organizations in Kenya and Uganda that currently receive US global health funding, many of whom had planned to...
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