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WHO releases new fact sheets on adolescent contraceptive use

16 December 2016: About 21 million 15-19 year old girls in developing countries become pregnant every year, and nearly half of these pregnancies (49%)...

Family planning for ‘healthier, wealthier’ Africa: Melinda Gates

Family planning helps people in Africa to be healthier and wealthier, as women without contraceptives become locked in “a cycle of poverty,” Melinda Gates...

Young People in West Africa Are Leading Their Own Movement for Family Planning

The designation of “youth ambassador” may have started as a simple title, but as I witnessed at the Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP)...

African presidents urge investment in youth as continent sees rare demographic opportunity

Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York to strengthen their commitments for the young people...

Family planning: the female pioneers of Dakar

Between women’s liberation and economic growth, Senegal has made birth control 
a unifying social project. Personal account and interviews. “It’s 5 o’clock in the...

Conakry hairdressers dispense cut-and-dried contraceptive advice to women

Fatoumatah Bah is cornered. Sitting in front of a tinsel-ringed mirror in Miskaa Salon, her head is bent forward, two women at work braiding...

Call for applications: Advocacy and External Relations Manager

Unit:Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Country Location: Dakar, Senegal Type of contract : Fixed term (1 year) Reporting To: Director, Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Application...

The Gates Institute Announces “The Challenge Initiative” to Provide Greater Access to Family Planning for Urban Poor in the Developing World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is launching The Challenge Initiative, a...

Out with ‘family’ planning, in with ‘future’ planning

In Kenya, the “Future Fab” teen lifestyle brand is taking off. Around the world, young people are rallying around the term “future planning.” And...

How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change

November 2015) In the mid-1990s, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in Niger, a West African country consistently ranked as...

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