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Better Family Planning Policies Needed To Improve Global Child Welfare

The Hill: Could Trump’s family separation crisis break the taboo around family planning? Carter Dillard, founder of Having Kids “…[T]here’s something missing in the constellation of stories revolving around Trump’s child separations, a story and connection around which all the others seem to be revolving. … What’s missing in these…

World Population Day 2018 Marks 50 Years Since Family Planning Recognized As Human Right

Thomson Reuters Foundation: 10 facts about the world’s population “World Population Day, a United Nations’ initiative celebrated every year on July 11 to raise awareness about the exploding world population, focuses on reproductive rights this year to mark 50 years since family planning won recognition as a human right. Here…

214M Women In Developing Countries Lack Access To Safe, Effective Family Planning, UNFPA Executive Director Says In World Population Day Message

Xinhua/New China: UNFPA chief: some 214 million women lack safe, effective family planning “U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) chief Natalia Kanem said Wednesday some 214 million women [in developing regions] still lack safe and effective family planning for reasons ranging from lack of information or services, to lack of support from…

Literature Review Examines Social Norms Measures Related To Use Of Modern Family Planning Methods

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: Searching for social norms measures related to modern contraceptive use Betsy Costenbader, social scientist and social network analyst, and Rachel Lenzi, research associate, both in the Behavioral, Epidemiology, and Clinical Sciences Department at FHI360, discuss results from a literature review published in Studies in Family Planning…

Financial Times Special Report Examines ’50 Ideas To Change The World’

Financial Times: Special Report: 50 Ideas to Change the World “The FT has enlisted the help of readers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to find 50 new ideas that will shape the world in the future. The first 40 ideas have addressed the challenges of a growing world population, resource scarcity, handling…

Trump Administration Impacting Reproductive Rights In U.S., Abroad

The Hill: 2018 will be a rough year for reproductive rights Robert Walker, president of the Population Institute “…The Trump administration knows what it is doing: everything possible to deny women and teenage girls access to modern methods of contraception, regardless of where they live. Last year, the administration terminated…

More News In Global Health

CNN: 16 and trying not to get pregnant (Field/Quiano, 3/5). Devex: How rats could help reduce the global TB burden (Jerving, 3/6). The Guardian: Can health workers stop thousands of women being killed in Guatemala? (Johnson, 3/7). New York Times: Getting Care to Those Who Need It, and Fast (Mohn,…

UNFPA Releases Statement On U.S. Decision To Again Withhold Funding

UNFPA: Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA “UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the second consecutive year. This unfortunate decision will impede UNFPA’s crucial work to protect…

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