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News from Population Matters.

  • Empowering citizens through contraception

    The European Contraception Policy Atlas is an annual report that monitors access to modern contraception in the continent. Take a look at this year’s rankings.

  • Gender-based Violence, unplanned pregnancies and the condom conundrum

    Despite being acknowledged as a global public health issue by the World Health Organization, Violence Against Women and Girls or gender-based violence (GBV) continues around the world.

  • “The best decision of my life”: The men who chose a vasectomy

    World Vasectomy Day, which falls on 17 November this year, is an annual celebration of the men who choose a vasectomy to help share the burden of contraception and responsible family…

  • Empowering futures: advancing education and equality in South Sudan

    As we find ourselves at the midpoint of our partnership with the National Women Empowerment and Rehabilitation Organization (NWERO), we are delighted to share their remarkable strides forward amid the persistent challenges they confront.

  • International Childfree Day: Childfree Stories

    To mark this year’s International Childfree Day, we are sharing some of our favourite testimonials from Population Matters supporters who have made the choice to live their lives without having children.

  • A warning, an apology and a promise

    Decades as a medical professional and environmental activist makes Population Matters’ Patron John Guillebaud well placed to talk about population and the need for voluntary family planning and women’s education.

  • The fight for abortion rights in the US

    Today, the 24 June, marks one year since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States. In this guest post, Grace Long of the US-based organisation Population Connection takes us through the devastating impact on millions of Americans.

  • When will the contraception burden be equally shared?

    The overwhelming burden for contraception still lies with the female partner. The development of male alternatives (aside from condoms and vasectomies) has been slow, due in no small part to a mindset that wants to protect men from the kind of side effects that have impacted women for decades.

  • Breaking the Barriers: Empowering Pakistani Women

    Laraib Abid works in Pakistan to increase healthcare, family planning access and opportunities for women and girls.

  • Empowering young people in Albania

    In Albania, the Youth Voice Network of Organisations (YVNO) has been working to mobilise the potential of its young people to contribute to and improve their own futures.