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“Wing It” Parenthood: Life Without Planned Parenthood

Via Funny Or Die: It’s just like Planned Parenthood, but without the planning. They wing it!
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Delhi Charter School To Discontinue Practice of Forced Pregnancy Testing and Discrimination

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In the face of major backlash, the school has decided to reverse its discriminatory policy.

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Get Pregnant, Get Kicked Out of School (But You Can Come Back For Sex Ed)

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Dehli Charter school has a radical stance for teens they think might be pregnant — get tested or go home.

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It Takes a Village: Getting Family Planning Where It’s Needed

This unprecedented effort to fund family planning worldwide could be a major milestone in global health, development and women’s rights. But we need to make sure this new funding and political commitment is followed by swift action—and change felt on the ground.

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After the Summit: Down to Earth

We need to recognise that this Family Planning Summit is just a first step, and that it is crucial that we use the energy of the summit to drive us forward. We have to maintain momentum, and we have to do that by moving fast.

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Family Planning and Safe, Legal Abortion Go Hand in Hand

The answer is not to promote contraception in order to reduce unsafe abortion, as the FP Summit did. The answer is to promote contraception to reduce unwanted pregnancy and provide safe abortion to every woman who finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy. 

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Will the London Family Planning Initiative Measure Up?

For those of us trying to discern whether the rights of women will truly be at the center of this Family Planning Initiative, as promised by DFID and the Gates Foundation in response to our months of advocacy, there were moments of disquiet.  

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It’s Time to Recommit to Family Planning in the United States

It’s time to set aside politics and recommit ourselves – as a city, a state and a nation – to family planning and sexual health. As recently as the 1980s, these were civic ideals that united us. If the global community can revive them in 2012, so can we.

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The Morning After: An Initial Assessment of the London Family Planning Summit

Melinda Gates anointed herself as the new saviour of women’s and children’s health, and the press ate it up in both pictures and words. A truly Hollywood event, except this is not entertainment. This is women’s lives.

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Looking for Human Rights at the Family Planning Summit

At the family planning summit in London, I waited to hear leaders of different countries recognise the centrality of women’s human rights, their sexual and reproductive rights. But disappointingly, although a few notable references were made to these issues by some leaders, women’s human rights were not appropriately addressed.

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