You know where I get birth control pills? I get them in my mailbox. Every three months, I receive a large, white envelope that gives me the freedom to choose when and whether to have a child. I thought about this envelope when I was in the jungle in Peru, where many women live their entire lives...Read more
Manon Parry’s engrossing book, Broadcasting Birth Control: Mass Media and Family Planning , takes readers through the arguments early sexual and reproductive health advocates had when deciding what would be the best messaging to gain popular support for the use of contraception in America. Using...Read more
Family planning is a strategic investment in women, communities, and nations, yet it is still a luxury many take for granted. In 1994, world leaders charted a new course for global sexual and reproductive health and rights at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo,...Read more
On today's National Day, Jamaica is celebrating a half-century of independence. As the country enters its 50th year of sovereignty, our partner FAMPLAN Jamaica is approaching its own anniversary: 55 years of bringing sexual and reproductive health and rights to all Jamaicans. FAMPLAN has played a...Read more
A group of 122 House Democrats fought back today against what they called “a systematic and baseless campaign of misinformation” from House Republicans about UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In an open letter to President Obama, the group urged him to reaffirm U.S. support for the agency...Read more