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Jill, Women Deliver

World Contraception Day: Family Planning is More Than Smart Economics

By: Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver and Elisabeth van der Steenhoven, Director of WO=MEN, a network of organizations promoting gender equality in the Netherlands In just a few weeks, th...


World Contraception Day: The Importance of Educating Young Women

By: Saba Ismail, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and program manager of the “Sahailee Hotline” In Pakistan, talking about sexual and reproductive health, sexuality and contraception...


World Contraception Day: Let’s Use Social Media

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria – MNCH Social media has revolutionized the way people across the globe interact with one another. At the recent, th...


World Contraception Day: Silence is Damaging

By: Hasinihaja Tsiaro Barijaona Raharison, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and an Oxfam Action Partner In Madagascar, there remains a lack of information about contraception. Myths and m...


World Contraception Day is For Women’s Rights, But It’s For the Environment, Too

By: Rachel Cernansky, blogger at and winner of the Women Bloggers Deliver contest; excerpted from the original post at The connection between increased access to fami...


World Contraception Day: “Hombres y mujeres jóvenes y el acceso a anticonceptivos”?

¿Cuál es la diferencia del aprendizaje sobre métodos anticonceptivos y el acceso a ellos entre hombres y mujeres jóvenes? ¿Por qué? Por: Yunuén Flores, Directora del Programa de Géneroy un...


World Contraception Day: We Were Fifteen

By: Mariko Rasmussen, public health student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in Reproductive and Family Health. They say kids in Los Angeles grow up fast. Sitting across from ...


World Contraception Day: That Is Not the Life I Wanted

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria - MNCH “I had a dream to be the best that I can at anything I want to be….I couldn’t because I became a mother ...


World Contraception Day: Young Girls Don’t Ask “Improper” Questions

By: Dalia Al-Eryani, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders A little over a year ago, I was working to raise awareness regarding the safe age of marriage in a small rural village in the mountai...

Janna, Women Deliver

World Contraception Day: Let’s Talk About Young People and Contraception

By Janna Oberdorf, Director of Communications and Outreach at Women Deliver Young people and contraception can be a tricky topic – for some reason, the idea that young people should have power ov...


Contraception, myths and young people

One of the reasons why the young people are not using contraception is the fact that there are a lot of myths among them for the side effects of it usage. Having that on mind last year as part ...

Jon, Catholics for Choice

Catholics Call on Pope Benedict to reconsider Vatican’s ban on contraceptive pill

Though the FDA approved the Pill fifty years ago, the Catholic Church still has not done so. The Vatican should readdress its stance and support the contraceptive Pill. Fifty years ago, the US Food...

Patricia, independent

More than a right: the pill hits 50

Women who want access to contraception but are denied that right suffer illness, loss of quality of life, and even death. Let's ensure that all women have that right. I first met Zhazia while worki...

Deni, Americans for UNFPA

Why Investing in Women is MORE Important

Typically when women make a little money they invest it in their families (up to 90% by some estimates). When coffers wealthy nations run dry, investment in women’s issue is usually one of the first...

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