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Date: 03/21/2017
Source: STAT
Type: FP2020 in the Media
As the third eldest of nine kids, I can hardly recall my mother not being pregnant during the 1960s and ’70s, when I was growing up in Ohio. Many people assume that’s why I’m so fierce about family planning. They’re right — but most are mistaken about the reason why. My parents wanted a big family. Together they decided how many kids to have, and when to have them. Their approach to family...
Date: 03/08/2017
Source: The Wire
Type: FP2020 in the Media
The latest round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 data shows a declining trend of modern contraceptive use among married people. The data released for 35 states so far reveals that 13 out of these show a falling trend of modern contraceptive use. Although modern contraceptive use in rural areas has increased a bit, the sharp decline in the urban areas has led the overall use to...
Date: 03/08/2017
Source: NewsDeeply
Type: FP2020 in the Media
A current of action and activism is surging in the U.S. to protect women’s access to contraception, triggered by a political environment in which women’s rights to reproductive healthcare is at risk. The movement understands that family planning protects women from unintended pregnancy, poor health and maternal mortality. But contraception does more than that – it allows women to lead their...
Date: 03/06/2017
Source: Devex
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Last week’s "She Decides" conference drew 400 delegates, including 20 ministerial delegations, to Brussels to discuss the impact of the U.S. government’s “global gag rule” and to raise funds to help tackle the shortfall in family planning aid that has been created. The gag rule prevents non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations that provide services or information relating to abortion from receiving...
Date: 02/27/2017
Source: The Nation
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Pakistan, like many developing countries, faces significant challenges in meeting its development goals, especially related to women and girls’ reproductive health. Pakistan launched its family planning programme in early 1960s as part of General Ayub’s Five Year Plan (1960-1965) with ambitious indicators on family planning and fertility rate. The programme has evolved since then and grown...
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