ICFP

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Sexual and reproductive health in emergencies

One of the most talked about issues at the International Conference on Family Planning was sexual and reproductive health in emergency situations, such as in conflict and displacement. Using the guidelines of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MSP), organizations and agencies working in emergencies offer

Ending Child Marriage is Family Planning

In my work I travel to cosmopolitan cities and remote villages to assist girls and young women in living the lives that they want- and deserve- to live. Today as I sat before an audience of activists, scholars and practitioners to present my research on child marriage

Zika Virus: The hypocrisy of telling women to delay pregnancy

Featured image: Marcos Freitas/Flickr, Creative Commons If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably seen headlines about the Zika virus outbreak which began in Brazil and is now spreading to other countries in Latin America. The virus is spread through mosquito bites, and common

ICFP 2016: Family planning as a human right

Featured image: UN Photo/Kibae Park On the shuttle bus from the airport I sat between a young woman from India and a young woman from Zimbabwe. Having traveled from three different corners of world, we all arrived ready to share our family planning knowledge and experiences

Future Planning for Young People

On November 7, 2015 I will have had my current contraceptive implant for exactly two years. I love my implant, to say the least!  I got my implant put in after I gave birth to my lovely daughter, who is now 2 years old. What

ICFP2015: When the Going Gets Tough

Photo Credit: World Bank There are some moments in life that sound and feel so similar that for a second, it’s like you are back in time reliving that exact same experience. You work incredibly hard to see your vision take off and circumstances that are

Latin America’s Contraception Crisis

Early this year in El Salvador, the case of a 22 year old women named Beatriz caught international attention. In a perfect storm of complications, Beatriz suffered from lupus and kidney failure and found herself pregnant. Additionally, her unborn baby was prenatally tested and found

Moving beyond access: Poverty, powerlessness and family planning

When we talk about family planning, the discussion often centers around the notion of “choice” – women’s right to choose if, when and with whom to have children; what birth control method to use; and what to do in the event of an unwanted pregnancy.

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