In honor of International Youth Day, and knowing that sexuality is a significant component in the development of adolescents and youth, I would like to recognize the achievements and experiences of PLAFAM Goes to Your School—a youth program in the Civil Association of Family Planning (PLAFAM) in...Read more
In honor of International Youth Day, and knowing that sexuality is a significant component in the development of adolescents and youth, I would like to recognize the achievements and experiences of PLAFAM Goes to Your School—a youth program in the Civil Association of Family Planning (PLAFAM) in...Read more
PLAFAM, our local partner in Venezuela, is leading the way in ensuring that the transgender community has access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services and is treated with dignity and respect. In general, trans people face many barriers to accessing sexual health services,...Read more
The first time I heard about PLAFAM was three years ago. Who would have thought that I would end up connected to this organization through community service, and that my experience would go even further than that when I become a volunteer? My PLAFAM journey has resulted in discoveries that have...Read more
The first time I heard about PLAFAM was three years ago. Who would have thought that I would end up connected to this organization through community service, and that my experience would go even further than that when I become a volunteer? My PLAFAM journey has resulted in discoveries that have...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
In the capital city of Caracas—nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Avila, which separates the city from the Caribbean Sea—theater is changing the lives of young people in Venezuela. Like other cities in Latin America—and the world—youth in Caracas are subjected to common myths about sex:...Read more
In the capital city of Caracas—nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Avila, which separates the city from the Caribbean Sea—theater is changing the lives of young people in Venezuela. Like other cities in Latin America—and the world—youth in Caracas are subjected to common myths about sex:...Read more
As the program manager at Asociación Civil de Planificación Familiar (PLAFAM) in Venezuela, Belmar Franceschi is responsible for implementing all of the organization’s programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. She began working as a counselor at PLAFAM’s clinic in Petare while...Read more