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  1. January 17th 2016  |  Tags: , , ,

    Family planning clinics for those in need

    [ 17 January 2016 ] Mary Adhiambo lives in a small village near Nakuru, Kenya. She has a large and, for the most part, happy family: six children whom she...
  2. December 3rd 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    Sex education counters gender-based violence

    [ 3 December 2015 ] A report recently issued by Plan UK indicates that comprehensive sex and relationships education (SRE) can “influence a positive shift in the social norms that...
  3. November 25th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    Population growth and migration

    [ 25 November 2015 ] The recent surge in refugees trying to reach Europe has brought renewed attention to the conflicts and power struggles occurring in the Middle East and North...
  4. November 20th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    Why is better contraception being restricted?

    [ 20 November 2015 ] Sterilisation and Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as the contraceptive implant for women have a much lower failure rate than short-term methods of contraception such as...
  5. November 9th 2015  |  Tags: , ,

    World Vasectomy Day

    [ 9 November 2015 ] World Vasectomy Day is 13 November. The Day is an annual event intended to promote greater participation by men in family planning. According to the organisers, “World...
  6. November 4th 2015  |  Tags: ,

    Fighting for girls’ education around the world

    [ 4 November 2015 ] “If I had an ordinary father — an ordinary mother, then I would have two children now.” This insightful quote is taken from He Named Me Malala,...
  7. October 30th 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Chinese one-child policy relaxed

    [ 30 October 2015 ] The government of China this week further relaxed its one-child policy to allow almost all couples to have two children. Previous relaxations had meant that only...
  8. October 27th 2015  |  Tags: ,

    United Kingdom public health spending cuts

    [ 27 October 2015 ] The latest budget of the United Kingdom government calls for spending cuts of approximately £4.5 billion (US $6.9 billion) to reduce public debt. Although the budget...
  9. October 23rd 2015  |  Tags: , , , ,

    The societal benefits of contraception

    [ 23 October 2015 ] We for years have advocated increased investment in contraception because we believe it has far-reaching social and economic benefits. Marie Stopes International has released a report...
  10. October 21st 2015  |  Tags: ,

    United Nations population projections

    [ 21 October 2015 ] The 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects recently published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division reveals many projected demographic changes,...