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Date: 03/30/2017
Source: Bloomberg
Type: In the News
Novel treatment may be submitted for Indian approval this year Doctors are on the cusp of launching the first new male contraceptive in more than a century. But rather than a Big Pharma lab, the breakthrough is emerging from a university startup in the heart of rural India. Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and researchers are preparing to submit...
Date: 03/29/2017
Source: Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group (PME WG)
Type: Updates
At its semi-annual meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2017, the FP2020 Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group (PME WG) acknowledged the confusion around the term “additional users,” – FP2020 Core Indicator 1 – and sought to clarify the terminology with the following statement: "The term "additional users" does not apply to individuals, but refers to the net number of current modern...
Date: 03/24/2017
Source: SciDevNet
Type: In the News
Scaling up low-cost technological innovations and incorporating business model into healthcare could help cut maternal and child deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa, experts say.   According to World Health Organisation, Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounted for 66 per cent of global maternal deaths in 2015.   At a meeting of the General Electric (GE) healthymagination Mother and Child Program meeting held...
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: 03/14/2017
Source: Girl Talk HQ
Type: In the News
We are seeing a sexual revolution happening around the world. For some, the phrase “sexual revolution” can foster discomfort at the thought of (especially) women owning their sexual desires and decisions. But this revolution goes far beyond the act of sexual intercourse, and instead carries with it a vital tool of empowerment for women. The revolution we are seeing has an important focus on ...
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