28 March 2017

One step forward, two steps back in African economic development?

Despite significant progress in recent years, Malawi’s government is concerned that young Malawis will inherit only poverty as economic gains are neutralised by population growth. 

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26 October 2018

UN population report: progress, but much to do

The new State of the World Population 2018 report published by the United Nations Population Fund highlights the importance of having the power to choose the timing, number, and spacing of children in order to promote global economic and social development.

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17 November 2019

World vasectomy day

The family planning community has largely ignored men,  however,  when presented with accurate and compelling information, many men will share responsibility for family planning.

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28 September 2019

International Safe Abortion Day

As an international day of action for decriminalization of abortion, Tthe day was launched in 1990 by the Campaña 28 Septiembre, a regional network of activist groups, who have been organizing activities in support of safe abortion around that date in the region ever since.

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26 September 2019

World Contraception Day

Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

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17 November 2018

World vasectomy day

A celebration of men around the world who are stepping up for their partners, their families and their future.

See: http://www.worldvasectomyday.org/

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4 December 2017

Matters Not forgetting the men…

With a rightful focus on women’s unmet need for contraception and the roles of female education and women’s empowerment in family planning, the importance of male contraception can sometimes be neglected.

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The feminist case for smaller families

Briefings and submissions

More and more women are choosing to have smaller families.1 Many are choosing to forego having children entirely. Such choices have been criticised in the past, but attitudes are changing as more people come to see the benefits of having smaller families or living a childfree life.

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Teenage pregnancy in England and Wales

Briefings and submissions

Teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales are at their lowest point since records began. This is due, primarily, to government action, which has improved the provision of sex and relationships education (SRE) and increased access to contraception for young people.

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Asserting family-size choice

Briefings and submissions

An increasing number of people are choosing to have smaller families, while many others decide to forego having children entirely. While the choice to remain childless remains subject to a lot of criticism, the topic of voluntary childlessness is increasingly up for debate.

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