On July 11 2017, policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world gathered at the Family Planning Summit in London to discuss efforts to reach the Family Planning 2020 goals – ensuring greater numbers of women and girls are able to plan their futures by enabling 120 million more women to use contraception by 2020.

We caught up with Executive Director Beth Schlachter after the Summit to talk about expanding access to contraception and giving girls and women the ability to control their own lives.

Wherever you live, and whether or not you’re happy with the information, services and support you’re currently able to access, there are ways that each of us can take action improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls in our own communities and elsewhere in the world. Beth explains:

Feeling inspired?

Visit the Family Planning Summit website to learn more and to access resources

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Category: Health    SRHR
Tagged with: #HerFuture    Contraception    Family Planning    Family Planning 2020    Reproductive Health    sexual health    women's health

Eleanor Gall


Eleanor is a writer and advocate from Scotland. She studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow and is currently travelling the world working as a freelance writer and Communications Strategist for Girls' Globe. As well as blogging about gender issues, Eleanor loves creative writing and writes poetry about feminism, identity, love and popular culture. Follow her on Twitter @eleanor_gall and on Instagram @eleanorgall.

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