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Opinion Pieces Discuss Family Planning Efforts, Other Actions Needed To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: What Do We Need to Turn the Sustainable Development Goals’ Idealism Into Reality? Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…[I]t will take an unprecedented, global joint effort if the ambition of the new [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] is to meet the needs of the…

China’s New Family Planning Policy Awaits Approval From Parliament

Reuters/Huffington Post: China On New Two-Child Policy: Not So Fast “China must continue to enforce its one-child policy until new rules allowing all couples to have two children go into effect, the top family planning body said. … The plan for the change must be approved by the rubber-stamp parliament…

Misconceptions, Stigma Among Young People Discourage Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health Services In Nigeria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Stigma deters young people from accessing contraception in Nigeria Nnamdi Eseme, member of the Key Correspondents network, which is supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Young people have unique experiences of stigma and discrimination and youth friendly services are essential to tackling issues around unwanted pregnancies and…

News Outlets Continue To Report On China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets continue report on the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Huffington Post: The 5 Biggest Questions About China’s New Two-Child Policy (Sheehan, 10/29). New York Times: In One-Child China, Second Children Often Live in Limbo (Buckley, 10/31). New York…

‘Too Late To Reverse Damage’ Of China’s One-Child Policy

Washington Post: China’s lifting of its one-child policy can’t undo the damage already done Editorial Board “…Even if it had succeeded in fine-tuning China’s population growth according to some universally acknowledged criteria, the one-child policy would have been monstrous. The proof of that is the litany of forced abortions, harassed…

News Outlets Examine Reactions To, Impacts Of China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets publish analyses and reactions to the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Associated Press: Analysis: China’s leaders ease birth limits but keep control “The Communist Party’s decision to ease limits on family size makes China a bit less restrictive…

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