Skip to navigation | Skip to content


Bridging the family planning gap in Nigeria
According to the new Nigerian National Demographic and Health Survey, 85 per cent of women in the country have knowledge of contraception but only 10 per cent make use of it.
20 December 2014

The low cost of reducing maternal deaths
Spending only US $25 per woman per year on reproductive health services would dramatically reduce maternal — and child — fatalities and give women the ability to have smaller, healthier and more productive families.
19 December 2014

Ghana to benefit from reduced birth rate
The National Development Planning Commission of Ghana has stated that the reduced birth rate being experienced in the country will be of great economic benefit to the nation.
19 December 2014

Reindeer populations disappearing worldwide
Reindeer populations are in trouble around the world largely because of habitat destruction, hunting and inbreeding, according to a study just published by Renmin University in China.
18 December 2014

How Pakistan's women are punished for love
In a country fighting to preserve patriarchal and tribal traditions, Pakistan's women can face brutality and even death if they fall in love with the wrong person.
17 December 2014

A condom a day keeps the doctor away
In Uganda the average woman gives birth to six children, contraceptive use remains low and new HIV infections are hitting an all-time high. "Female condoms and women’s reproductive rights are the way to go," according to a new UNFPA report.
17 December 2014

US and India to announce joint climate action
The United States and India will unveil joint efforts to counter climate change when President Barack Obama visits New Delhi next month.
16 December 2014

Bishops call for an end to use of fossil fuels
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use.
15 December 2014

Agreement reached at UN climate meeting
United Nations members meeting in Lima, Peru have reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change. Delegates have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted during a summit next year.
15 December 2014

Fracking poses risks to reproductive health
People living near fracking operations should be monitored to assess the risk of the chemicals used to reproductive health, University of Missouri scientists have stated.
14 December 2014

View information about earlier news articles.