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On International Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate Our Success – Not Dismantle It

Politics should not stand in the way of women’s access to family planning.  Investing in women’s health leads to a healthier, more prosperous society — this is the legacy we should be exporting. On International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate our success, not try to dismantle it.

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Many International Agreements Later, Girls and Young Women Worldwide Still Lack Basic Rights

Adolescents worldwide lack access to the sexuality education and the comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services that play a critical role in their well-being and empowerment. The implementation of the full range of reproductive rights — as fundamental human rights — must be a priority for all countries.

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Sex, Reproduction, and the MDGs: Why Funding for Reproductive Health Care is Critical to Combatting Global Poverty

Improving access to sexual and reproductive health services is necessary to advance the Millennium Development Goals. At this critical moment, however, funding priorities for family planning are being shifted away from Latin America and the Caribbean, which may undermine the substantial gains that have been made in the region and overlook the tremendous need that still remains.

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The Flip Side of the Coin: GOP Attacks Access to Contraception for Poor Women Abroad

Opponents of birth control don’t just want to limit access in the U.S., they want to slash U.S. support for international family planning programs.  It’s a perennial debate, and it’s about to start all over again

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Understanding the Girl Effect

A recent opinion piece in The Guardian questions the contributions that girls and young women can make to economies when they delay childbirth.  The author fails to understand the complexity of the “Girl Effect.”

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Unsafe Abortion on the Thailand-Burma Border: A Perfect Storm

After decades of conflict and human rights abuses, reproductive healthcare in eastern Burma is among the worst in the world.

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Obama’s “Population” Moves: Also Good for the Environment

It is time for a new discussion about “family size” and how it relates to our unprecedented environmental impacts, here in this country and around the world.

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