From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes post-abortion care, may have to stop work in June. The ten have been entirely funded by a $1.25 million grant from USAID but the […]

Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal

A 2011 public health survey in Senegal revealed a startling discrepancy: 43% of married Senegalese women told researchers that they wanted to avoid or postpone pregnancy. Yet only 12% of women were actually using contraception. Why the gap? READ MORE