Tag Archives: family planning

How birth control, girls’ education can slow population growth

Widespread use of contraceptives and, to a lesser extent, girls’ education through at least age 14 have the greatest impact in bringing down a...

More women may die from pregnancy complications over poor family planning

Reproductive health stakeholders in Niger State have raised fears over poor funding for family planning and severe funding shortages to Child Spacing Advocacy amidst...

Using the Demographic Dividend as Anchor to Fight COVID-19 in Africa

The Year 2020 will be remembered as the year that heralded great global changes in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. This debilitating contagion has...

Pandemic Preparedness: Strengthening Family Planning Policies Today to Secure Essential Services for Tomorrow

  With the arrival of COVID-19, countries are experiencing disruptions of health services of all kinds— health workers have been redeployed, supplies already in...

Africa: SWEDD 2 kicks off as the SWEDD initiative goes to scale

Building on the remarkable results and good practices with high potential for sustainability, scaling up of the SWEDD will benefit millions of girls and...

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade

The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and...

This African billionaire wants us to talk openly about family planning to beat poverty

Africa’s population is rapidly growing: from an estimated 140 million in 1900 to one billion in 2010, it is expected to hit four billion...

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning

In a region where increases in the use of modern contraception have been persistently sluggish, IntraHealth International is implementing TCI and focusing its efforts...

Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice

In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing. Innocent Ibrahim started out as a family...

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use

In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it’s working. Imagine: It’s 1981. Ronald...