In her opening remarks for Monday's live chat about population issues for Grist , IPPF/WHR Regional Director Carmen Barroso stated that the birth of the 7 billionth person "presents a tremendous opportunity to ensure a sustainable response in terms of the sexual and reproductive health needs of...Read more
In her opening remarks for Monday's live chat about population issues for Grist , IPPF/WHR Regional Director Carmen Barroso stated that the birth of the 7 billionth person "presents a tremendous opportunity to ensure a sustainable response in terms of the sexual and reproductive health needs of...Read more
The 7th billionth person is estimated to be born today, and over the past seven days, we have been exploring the things this person will need to live a happy, healthy, and empowered life. We have written about the importance of universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, sexual...Read more
The 7th billionth person is estimated to be born today, and over the past seven days, we have been exploring the things this person will need to live a happy, healthy, and empowered life. We have written about the importance of universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, sexual...Read more
Maternal health is a cornerstone of quality public health, and it has been the focus of global development goals and debates since the 1980s. Nonetheless, the United Nations reports that more than 350,000 women and girls die each year during pregnancy and childbirth, with 99% of these deaths...Read more
Maternal health is a cornerstone of quality public health, and it has been the focus of global development goals and debates since the 1980s. Nonetheless, the United Nations reports that more than 350,000 women and girls die each year during pregnancy and childbirth, with 99% of these deaths...Read more
In several countries throughout the world, poverty, stigma, and legal restrictions severely limit people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, such as contraception, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and counseling on options when facing an unintended pregnancy. The need...Read more
Any day now, if it hasn’t happened already, the 7 billionth baby will be born on our small planet. While many may assume that the environmental and reproductive health movements have divergent agendas—the health of the planet vs. the health of the people—we agree on one very simple principle:...Read more
Sexuality is a natural and precious aspect of life, a fundamental part of our humanity. For people to attain the highest standard of health, they must be feel confident and safe expressing their own sexual identity – and maintain sexual and reproductive autonomy. Discrimination, stigma, fear, and...Read more
Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread, yet least recognized, human rights violations. No matter where she or he is born, the 7 billionth person will live in an environment where violence against women is common—in fact, the World Health Organization estimates that at least 1 in...Read more