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Women Use Contraception For a Better Life. We Need to Support Their Goals

Woman in Mali (by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International)

As family planning advocates, I think we need to remember that family planning is the means to an end, not an end goal in itself. Access to information and services is critical, but increasing the use of contraception starts and ends with supporting the broader goals and rights of women.

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Reproductive Health: It Takes a Health Worker — and Saves Money and Lives

Health worker with supplies in a clinic near Dakar, Senegal.

All of the contraceptive technologies and reproductive health interventions in the world will not make a difference if there are not skilled health workers to deliver them.

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