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Date: 03/08/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) commends the World Health Organization (WHO) for continuing to closely monitor research and evidence and update guidance on hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition.   The WHO released new guidance March 2, 2017 stating that women at high risk of acquiring HIV can use progestogen-only injectables, but when considering use they should receive comprehensive...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Itad
Type: Updates
With the announcement this week that the UK will be holding the Family Planning Summit later this year, the Health Theme in Itad has been thinking about what evaluation means to them in the family planning arena. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), particularly family planning, is very close to our hearts. As highlighted in our 60-second interview, before we joined Itad many of us were involved...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Type: Updates
How can we reduce maternal and child mortality by more than a quarter in the global south? The answer is simple: invest in family planning. If women wait 36 months to conceive after birth, 26 percent of under-five deaths can be averted. If these same women only give birth between the ages of 18 and 35 and have no more than three children, child mortality can be reduced by 30 percent. The impact...
Date: 02/24/2017
Source: 120 Under 40
Type: Updates
120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide. Meet the 120 Under 40 Winners!
Date: 02/22/2017
Source: Jillian Gedeon, Co-Executive Director, IYAFP & Emily Sullivan, Youth Engagement Manager, FP2020
Type: Updates
Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, 27, of Bangalore, India, summed it up: “Sexual and reproductive health rights are human rights. It is that simple, inalienable, and non-negotiable. Access to contraceptives speaks to the expansion of this right for young women and girls… In order for us to promise that these services are available to every single woman, the investment in youth needs to continue and...
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