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New York veterans discuss the military’s impact on family planning

Being away from home is an integral part of military service. From training to deployments, the men and women who protect this country give a lot. Erin Mish would know. She is an 11-year-old veterinarian who served in the Army National Guard alongside her husband. She wanted to make a career out of it, but […]

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No Pay Raise for Family Planning Council Employees for 18 Years

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) workers have gone for nearly two decades without any pay raises, parliament heard on Tuesday. This came out during the hearing of evidence before the Health Portfolio Committee. The Zimbabwe Education, Science and Culture Workers Union (ZESCWU), on behalf of the workers’ committee, wrote to parliament […]

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Family Planning Crucial Investment for Future Generations: BKKBN

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Family planning The (KB) program is an important investment in Indonesian skilled human resources (HR) in the long term, according to the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN). “One in four children under the age of five in Indonesia suffer from stunting, a condition marked by stunted growth due to […]

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Crucial investment in family planning for future generations: BKKBN

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Family Planning (KB) program is an important investment for Indonesian skilled human resources in the long term, according to the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN). “One in four children under the age of five in Indonesia suffer from stunting, a condition marked by stunted growth due to malnutrition, repeated […]

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Reaching Family Planning Goals – The Hindu

India needs to focus on improving access to family planning services not only for adults but also for the younger population India needs to focus on improving access to family planning services not only for adults but also for the younger population India’s family planning program has improved access to contraceptives. This led to a […]

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Family planning trips – Egypt – Al-Ahram Weekly

Serious measures are needed to deal with the increase in population Six convoys for reproductive health and family planning were deployed on Monday to 18 villages in six governorates. The convoys, supervised by the Ministry of Health, will work from May 9 to 12. They are part of the National Initiative for the Development of […]

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HHS awards $16.3 million for telehealth for family planning

The US Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that it has awarded $16.3 million in grants to improve telehealth infrastructure and the capacity of reproductive health clinics nationwide. HHS used funds available through the US bailout to award the money to 31 Title X family planning recipients for a 12-month project period […]

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9 out of 10 Filipinos consider the family planning fund important

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly nine in 10 Filipino adults believe it is important for the government to allocate adequate public funding for modern family planning methods, a March 2022 Pulse Asia survey found. The survey, released by the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), showed that 88% of respondents said it was important […]

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Family planning indices are improving in rivers, confirms Banigo

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant and Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike has revealed that he has a clear plan to counter the activities of marauding bandits in Katsina State and other parts of the country, if elected President of Nigeria.The presidential aspirant also pledged that he would produce real and rapid improvements […]

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Egyptian Ministry of Health launches convoys for family planning in 6 governorates – Health – Egypt

File photo: A family planning counselor talks to Egyptian mothers at a new clinic in Fayoum province, southwest of Cairo, Egypt February 19, 2019. REUTERS The convoys are part of the country’s national project for the development of the Egyptian family, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of small families in order to […]

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Abortion and Family Planning Contracts Talk State House After SCOTUS News

By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org CONCORD- Just two days after a leaked draft US Supreme Court ruling stating Roe vs. Wade is about to be reversed, reproductive health care was at the forefront of elected officials’ concerns. And on Wednesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives repeatedly voted against efforts to add proactive protections for abortion […]

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Abortion politics lead to power struggles over family planning subsidies | Health News from the Healthiest Communities

By Katheryn Houghton | KHN BOZEMAN, Mont. — In a busy downtown cafe, a drawing of a ski lift with intrauterine devices for chairs catches the eyes of sleepy customers who start their mornings with a jolt of caffeine. The flyer touts the services of Bridgercare, a nonprofit reproductive health clinic a few miles away. […]

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While men fear vasectomy, responsibility for family planning falls on Indian women

Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, many women had gathered at a community health center (CHC) in Mahoba district, Uttar Pradesh. They were all waiting their turn to undergo permanent contraception, sterilization or sealing of the fallopian tubes. Thursdays at public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh are set aside for sterilization surgeries and […]

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National training on family planning will be offered

Friday, April 29, 2022 By Linda Peterson Intermountain Catholic SALT LAKE CITY – The Diocese of Salt Lake City is seeking individuals interested in becoming Certified Natural Family Planning Practitioners. They must be prepared to commit to advising engaged couples preparing for marriage in the diocese for at least two years. In exchange, the diocese […]

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Erie County Family Planning Center

Location Jesse Nash Health Center608 William StreetBuffalo, NY 14206Phone: 716.858.2779Fax: 716.858.7023directions Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. About the Center The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Family Planning Center provides confidential, non-judgmental, comprehensive, and patient-centered reproductive services regardless of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and/or disability. At […]

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Government and Partners Launch New Commitments for Family Planning | The new times

The government of Rwanda, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched 2030 commitments on family planning. The new pledges that launched on Thursday, April 28, will replace the Family Planning 2020 pledges that officials said needed to be revamped. “The population has […]

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Unmet need for family planning among married women in Zambia: lessons from the 2018 Demographic and Health Survey | BMC Women’s Health

The promotion of contraception is important in reducing fertility and affects maternal morbidity and mortality in most developing countries [1]. Globally, 12% of women who are married or in union were estimated to have unmet need for family planning in 2017; this meant that twelve out of 100 married women who wanted to stop or […]

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DKT International helps maintain global access to family planning despite conflict and inflation of goods and services

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Much like post-WWII Europe, political instability in war-torn countries, social and economic upheaval, religious constraints, and large refugee populations from Ukraine, Syria, Turkey , Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya and Somalia have put public health initiatives such as family planning back significantly or completely unavailable. Clinics are closing and doctors are moving – despite such […]

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Adopt family planning to cope with economic hardship – Commissioner

Anambra’s health commissioner, Dr. Afam Obidike, advised women and families to embrace family planning to cope with economic hardship. He made the call at The Challenge Initiative (TCI) End of Project Dissemination Meeting and Family Planning Cost Implementation Plan Launch Friday in Awka with the theme “Journey to Self-Reliance from state government and chronicles lasting […]

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Family Wellness: Planning for a Healthy and Sustainable Spring

April is a month that celebrates mother nature, especially Earth Day. But it’s important to be durable all year round, and spring is the perfect time to start. Additionally, according to the USDA, take-out food prices are expected to rise this year, with even larger increases predicted for take-out and restaurant prices. That’s why Michigan […]

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Utah clinics join federal Title X family planning program after Trump administration rule change

A sign is displayed at Planned Parenthood of Utah in Salt Lake City. The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah said it would join the federal Title X planning program after a 2019 Trump administration rule was overturned. (Rick Bowmer, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Planned Parenthood Association of […]

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Why is family planning so centered on women?

Sterilization as a method of contraception is on the rise. For decades, India has relied on female sterilization as the primary method of contraception. Apart from the fact that vasectomies are safer and non-invasive, its reversal is also considerably safer than tubectomies. According to NFHS-5, 37.9% of women use sterilization to prevent unwanted pregnancies, far […]

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Gender equality, family planning missing from U.S. city climate plans: Report

American women and people of diverse gender identities are disproportionately affected by climate change, but city climate plans fail to address family planning or gender equity solutions, a new report found. The report, released by the Center for Biological Diversity on Tuesday, looked at 21 climate plans in cities across the country, whose total population […]

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Attorney General Tong joins coalition fighting to protect family planning funding

Press Releases 04/12/2022 Attorney General Tong joins coalition fighting to protect family planning funding 23 Attorney General’s Group Case File in Support of Biden-Harris Administration’s Rule Restoring Access to Title X Funding (Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong has filed a lawsuit to protect access to reproductive health care and restore federal funding for […]

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Save Federal Family Planning Funds | Seattle weather

Affordable reproductive health and family planning resources shouldn’t be controversial, but in recent years these vital services have become collateral damage in culture wars. This is why US Senator Patty Murray’s efforts to restore federal Title X funding for family planning are so important. Until abortion opponents tire of using the subsidy program as a […]

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Some women question their family planning choices due to environmental concerns

Some people wonder if they should have children because of the climate crisis. More than half of respondents in a recent poll said environmental concerns had caused them to reconsider having children. Amanda Opuszynski, 35, is trying to get pregnant with her first child. But amid the excitement and frustrations of trying to conceive, she […]

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Amref Health Africa launches project to expand family planning in drought-prone and chronically food-insecure areas of Ethiopia – Ethiopia

In partnership with WE-Action and Kulich Youth Reproductive Health and Development Organisation, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia has launched a five million euro project entitled “Scaling up Family Planning for Resilience Building” funded by the European Union. Implemented in the regions of Oromia, Amhara, Afar and SNNPR, the project aims to improve the social cohesion, […]

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Ribbon cutting on the new SNCO Family Planning Center

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A new family planning program with the Shawnee Co. Department of Health is ready to open. The Ministry of Health on Wednesday held an official ceremony to launch its family planning program. It is said to provide services such as preventing and achieving pregnancy. The program will discuss the client’s reproductive […]

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Finding her future: How new family planning methods helped a teenage mother in Rwanda

Chanceline Nyiraneza’s life took a turn for the worse when she became pregnant at 17, while still in high school. She dropped out of school, was abandoned by her boyfriend, and lost the support of her family. The consequences of an unwanted pregnancy turned out to be a huge burden for the teenager. Although her […]

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Rwanda: Reclaiming her future – How new family planning methods helped a teenage mother in Rwanda

Chanceline Nyiraneza’s life took a turn for the worse when she became pregnant at 17, while still in high school. She dropped out of school, was abandoned by her boyfriend, and lost the support of her family. The consequences of an unwanted pregnancy turned out to be a huge burden for the teenager. Although her […]

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GEORGIA’S FAMILY PLANNING SYSTEM AWARDED $8.3 MILLION TO

Atlanta, Georgia, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With over 40% of Title X customers in Georgia uninsured and over 66% living below the federal poverty level ($26,500 for a family four people in 2021), the work of Georgia Family Planning Systems is much needed. The Georgia Family Planning System (GFPS) (www.georgiafamilyplanning.org) operates under the […]

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California attorney general defends federally funded family planning program and testing services for underserved communities

April 1, 2022 – OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday defended access to essential federally funded preventive care and family planning services provided by the Title X program. Attorney General Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James lead a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in Ohio […]

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Family Planning: ‘Don’t Punish States for Successfully Implementing Family Planning’: Opposition Members

Members of the opposition in Rajya Sabha said on Friday that states which have successfully implemented a family planning program should not be punished and that any law aimed at controlling the population should be done through democratic means and not by coercion. Participating in a discussion on the Population Regulation Bill, 2019 – a […]

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‘Don’t punish states for successfully implementing family planning’: Opposition members

Members of the opposition in Rajya Sabha said on Friday that states which have successfully implemented a family planning program should not be punished and that any law aimed at controlling the population should be done through democratic means and not by coercion. Participating in a discussion on the Population Regulation Bill, 2019 – a […]

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THE GEORGIA FAMILY PLANNING SYSTEM HAS AWARDED $8.3 MILLION TO

Atlanta, Georgia, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With over 40% of Title X customers in Georgia uninsured and over 66% living below the federal poverty level ($26,500 for a family four people in 2021), the work of Georgia Family Planning Systems is much needed. The Georgia Family Planning System (GFPS) (www.georgiafamilyplanning.org) operates under the […]

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Attorney General Bonta defends federally funded family planning program and testing services for underserved communities

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today defended access to essential, federally funded preventative care and family planning services provided by the Title X program. Attorney General Bonta and Attorney General of New York Letitia James leads coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing amicus brief in Ohio vs. Becerra before the Sixth Circuit […]

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Conservation through education and family planning: reporting from Colombia

It is 6am and already the heat is intensifying as we descend from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to one of the low regions near the coast. Today we travel to the Zona Bananera region with Women for Conservation and their partner and national sexual and reproductive health provider, Profamilia. In the small community […]

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Attorney General Bonta Defends Federally Funded Family Planning Program and Testing Services for Underserved Communities | State of California – Department of Justice

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today defended access to essential, federally funded preventative care and family planning services provided by the Title X program. Attorney General Bonta and Attorney General of New York’s Letitia James leads a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in Ohio vs. Becerra before the […]

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Making Family Planning a Priority: Olivia Schaub

Olivia Schaub is an active member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals Women in Landscape Network (powered by Bayer) which provides a forum for industry professionals to support each other in their professional growth. The network is free for all industry professionals. Photo courtesy of Olivia Schaub I like to consider my career goals […]

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Nigeria: Towards Family Planning 2030 – Expanding Family Planning Access to Twenty Seven Percent

Improving access to quality health care depends on an effective health system that enables the promotion, prevention and reduction of premature and avoidable deaths. However, providing access to essential health services, especially family planning (FP), requires a sustained financial commitment. The 2018 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) showed a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 13%. […]

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People’s Welfare Department Launches Family Planning Campaign

LAHORE: The Provincial People’s Welfare Department has announced a full-throttle campaign for family planning in the province and in this regard, the department on Wednesday shared its “advocacy campaign leading to a call to action, social and behavioral change” with the media at the Lahore Press Club. Those who spoke to the media from the […]

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Bridgercare, Not the State, to Allocate $2 Million Federal Family Planning Grant | Business

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Towards FP2030: Expanding Family Planning Access to Twenty-Seven Percent

Improving access to quality health care depends on an effective health system that enables the promotion, prevention and reduction of premature and avoidable deaths. However, providing access to essential health services, especially family planning (FP), requires a sustained financial commitment. The 2018 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) showed a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 13%. […]

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Africa: Family Planning – Global organization opens office in Nigeria to serve Africa

FP2030 Executive Director Samukeliso Dube said the regional hubs will put countries and regional partners in the driver’s seat to set the agenda, monitor progress and collaborate. Family Planning 2030 (FP2030), a global partnership that supports the reproductive rights of women and girls, announced on Tuesday that its new West African office is located in […]

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Bozeman nonprofit to take over Montana’s family planning program

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Global body opens office in Nigeria to serve Africa

Family Planning 2030 (FP2030), a global partnership that supports the reproductive rights of women and girls, announced on Tuesday that its new West African office is located in Abuja, Nigeria. The agency said the newly created hub based in Abuja will be hosted by Population Council Nigeria and will serve North, West and Central Africa. […]

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Review of family planning and adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with active tuberculosis: a systematic review

This article was originally published here BMJ open. 2022 Mar 28;12(3):e054833. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054833. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: (1) To summarize and appraise the current evidence of pregnancy outcomes associated with tuberculosis (TB), (2) to assess the state of the science of family planning during tuberculosis treatment, and (3) to provide recommendations to move forward to improve care […]

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NECAC ending family planning and health services program March 31 – Muddy River News

After more than 30 years, the nonprofit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is ending its family planning and health services program on March 31. The decision was approved March 22 by the NECAC Board of Directors and covers NECAC’s family planning clinics in Hannibal, Bowling Green, Warrenton and O’Fallon. The agency notifies patients, who […]

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‘Why we are strengthening the health system, family planning’ – Sunday Magazine – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Lagos State Government, in partnership with The Challenge Initiative (TCI), has reiterated its commitment to strengthening the state’s health system, particularly in the area of ​​reproductive health and family planning, pledging easier access with little or no constraints for residents. State Reproductive Health Coordinator Dr. Victoria Omoera said this during a two-day resource mobilization […]

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Lawmakers could increase state reimbursement rates for family planning care

A bill that would provide so-called equity payments to family planning providers who provide an ever-expanding range of medical services to MaineCare patients won narrow approval from a key legislative panel on Friday. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-4 to pass a last-minute bill by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Cumberland, that would compensate family […]

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NECAC Family Planning Program Closing

HANNIBAL (WGEM) — A program that provided thousands of low-income families in northeast Missouri with access to medical and family planning services is set to close in late March. NECAC officials have said that after 30 years their family planning program will end with the closing of clinics in Hannibal, Bowling Green, Warrenton and O’Fallon […]

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Endometriosis and family planning: what you need to know

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus. According to a 2011 studythe condition affects more than 11% of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 – during their childbearing years. Endometriosis can be associated with chronic […]

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ASHA workers’ family planning sessions spark controversy in rural Maharashtra

Recently, ACSA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers attracted attention during the outreach program in rural Maharashtra. The state government decided to include a rubber replica of a penis in family planning sessions. ASHA workers are known to conduct door-to-door awareness campaigns for families in rural areas, talking about topics related to family sexual health. Previously, […]

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Policymakers and CSOs Advocate for Family Planning to Address Nigeria’s Growing Population

To avoid the population explosion in Nigeria, the country needs to raise awareness about the importance of family planning. That was the consensus when some members of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health @Scale ([email protected]), health experts and policy makers came together in a roundtable of a day in Abuja on Tuesday. […]

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Reaction in rural India to rubber penis in family planning kit | India

A rubber penis that health workers use as part of a family planning kit to demonstrate how to put on a condom has sparked anger in rural India, where sex remains a taboo subject. Some members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that the kits be removed and that health workers be apologized. […]

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Villagers face resistance from ASHAs as new family planning kits include replica penis

The Maharashtra government recently included a penis mold in its family planning counseling kits to make demonstrations more “effective”. But Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) – women responsible for raising awareness of family sexual health and fertility in rural areas – are meeting resistance from community members because of the graphic models. “Through the tools, […]

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Asha workers embarrassed after Maharashtra government provided rubber penis in family planning kit for demonstration

Bouldhana, March 20: Various measures are taken by Indian state governments to control the population. The state government’s public health department plays a major role in such things. In an interesting development that has come to light in Maharashtra, the state government’s decision to have a rubber penis in the family planning kit has caused […]

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Pandemic highlights inadequate family planning programs – Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak (Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Thu 17 March 2022 In an effort to engage the media as part of its ongoing efforts to educate the public about the importance of adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health and rights, the non-governmental organization Rutgers WPF Indonesia is hosting a scholarship of the […]

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Pandemic highlights staggered implementation of family planning programs – Society

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak (Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Wed 16 March 2022 In an effort to engage the media as part of its ongoing efforts to educate the public about the importance of adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health and rights, the non-governmental organization Rutgers WPF Indonesia is hosting a scholarship of the […]

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Britain gives $19m to UN family planning program in Iraq – Middle East Monitor

The UK is investing $19 million in the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) multi-year family planning program in Iraq, the UN agency announcement yesterday. The statement said the new partnership will improve national policies and regulations on access to family planning with a focus on young people and vulnerable groups. “It will also educate policy […]

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Nigeria: Donor Funding for Family Planning Drops $10 Million in 3 Years

Donor contribution to the family planning fund basket in Nigeria has increased from $14.03 million in 2018, $8 million in 2019 to $4 million in 2020, even as the federal government allocation does not did not exceed $4 million, LEADERSHIP audits revealed. Although identified as an important tool in the prevention of child and infant […]

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Synthesis Report – Namibia: Investment Case to End Unmet Need for Family Planning – Namibia

Namibia is an upper middle income country located in the Southern Africa region. The population in 2020 was estimated at 2,541,000, with 52% female and 48% male. Namibia’s socio-economic development aspiration, as expressed in its long-term vision (Vision 2030), is to become a prosperous, industrialized country transformed by its skilled and agile human capital. Namibia […]

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Use of contraceptives but responsibility for family planning still falls primarily on women

MANILA, Philippines – In April 2021, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) recorded that more than 8 million Filipinos used family planning methods during the pandemic, a 6% increase from 2019. Husband and wife Saldo Aquino and Leslie Paunil were among those who decided to use contraceptives due to the financial burden caused by […]

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FG launches Family Planning materials

March 11, 2022March 11, 202282 The Federal Government launched the Nigerian Commitment to Family Planning 2030 and other reproductive health policy documents in Abuja. This follows a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund and UNICEF which says; approximately fifty percent of adolescent girls in Nigeria become mothers before the age […]

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Nigeria: Leveraging the Private Sector to Expand Access to Family Planning – Without Compromising Quality

The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive. In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, however, we must do […]

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Leveraging the private sector to expand access to family planning – without compromising quality

By Iyadunni Olubode (Lead Writer) The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive.In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, […]

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In New Hampshire, Secretary Becerra Highlighted the Importance of Family Planning and Mental Health Funding

Today, March 4, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a community health center for youth and families and led two panel discussions highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s support for family planning programs. and mental health services. Throughout the trip, he spoke with state and federal leaders […]

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Groups Engage Ebonyi Stakeholders on Family Planning –

The high rate of adolescents and youth dropping out of school has become a growing concern among stakeholders in the education and health sectors in Nigeria. Although poverty has been implicated as being at the center of this development, issues of teenage pregnancy and reproductive health in general have been a major concern. The increase […]

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SCHD opens appointments for new family planning program

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Residents of Shawnee Co. can now make appointments with the capital’s new family planning program to help low-income or uninsured families. From Thursday 3 March, the Shawnee County Health Department says he will schedule appointments for the new family planning program which opens on Monday, March 7. SCHD said family planning […]

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CSOs call for action on family planning goals

A group of civil society organizations have urged the government to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including for family planning by 2030. In 2017, Uganda became a signatory to Family Planning 2020, which is now Family Planning 2030 (FP2030). “Young people are the largest […]

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Challenging cultural norms to advocate for family planning

Leila Abdulkeir, twenty-five (Photo) is a woman on a mission. Although she comes from a conservative background, she has chosen a path that is sure to cause concern within her community. Leila lobbies for the adoption of family planning and other sexual and reproductive health rights among her people. We met the little woman from […]

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Simone Biles Talks Family Planning With Fiance Jonathan Owens: ‘He Always Says He Wants a Football Team’ | News

Simone Biles and jonathan owens are family planning! Shortly after announcing their engagement on Valentine’s Day, the couple took to Instagram to answer fans’ biggest questions about their relationship. During the couple’s Q&A, the lovebirds seemed very excited about the next steps in the relationship, including building a family together. On Monday night, the Olympic […]

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Framework for engaging the private sector in family planning – Journal

LAHORE: Participants in a multi-stakeholder dialogue presented a model framework for engaging the private sector to improve family planning services in Punjab. Comparative data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 show that the use of family doctors and pharmacies for family planning services is increasing. Private medical practitioners have enormous potential […]

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Kujipanga Bulletin – Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Kenya, January 2022 – Issue 7 – Kenya

The DESIP learning conference held in September 2021 provided a platform to share learnings from the programme, which outlined the need for partnership with county and national government, to reach a wide range of donors, partners (existing and potential) and other stakeholders seeking to implement similar programs and a call to action for continuous learning. […]

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Captain Tom’s Planned Parenthood privately funded the extension of their home for the charity on his behalf

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family are set to build an extension to their home with a toilet, kitchen and patio which will be ‘mainly’ used for charity and ‘funded entirely by family money’. The Captain Tom Foundation was set up by the war hero’s family after raising £39.3million for the NHS during the pandemic. However, […]

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Donor Funding Cuts to Family Planning Hit Poor Countries

[LAGOS] Donor funding for family planning in 59 low- and middle-income countries has dropped by more than $100 million in 2020, putting women at risk of unsafe abortions and death, a report find. The report by FP2030 and the Kaiser Family Foundation, said cuts to UK overseas aid were the main driver of the decline, […]

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China’s family planning agency says it will ‘intervene’ in abortions for unmarried women and teenage girls, China news

China’s family planning agency says it will “intervene” when unmarried women and adolescent girls seek abortions and will promote traditional values ​​to encourage people to have more children, as it attempts to reverse declining birth rates. In a plan outlining key initiatives for the year, the Chinese Family Planning Association said the intervention to reduce […]

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Maine Family Planning expands to provide primary care in Houlton and Près Isle

Heather Curran FNP-BC_Maine Family Planning Heather Curran, FNP-BC, is expanding her role at Maine Family Planning to provide primary care services in Houlton and Près Isle. (Courtesy of Maine Family Planning) Heather Curran, FNP-BC, is expanding her role at Maine Family Planning to provide primary care services in Houlton and Près Isle. (Courtesy of Maine […]

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Appeals court upholds Biden’s changes to family planning program

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld changes the Biden administration made to a federal family planning program that allowed clinics such as Planned Parenthood to refer patients to abortion providers. A panel of 6th Circuit Court of Appeals judges has rejected an injunction request from 11 GOP-controlled states seeking to restore a Trump-era ban […]

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Research shows sexual health is more than ‘family planning’

After more than 50 years of providing expert health care, education and community advocacy, Family Planning Victoria is changing its name to Sexual Health Victoria to better reflect changing societal attitudes towards relationships, sexuality and sex. Our new name – effective February 1, 2022 – signifies the evolving nature of the organization’s mandate, as well […]

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Family Planning | Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

The family planning program promotes the well-being of families, responsible behavior and healthy mothers and babies. Our goal is to prevent unwanted pregnancies through education and contraceptive services, enabling the planning and timing of pregnancies. There are 81 clinics throughout Alabama offering family planning services. We provide a wide range of confidential and professional family […]

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Family planning of pears boosts local industry

Green pears from Anjou on the Day’s Century Growers packing line in October. To better control the quality of their fruit and their yields, the Day family invested in a state-of-the-art packaging line with the first pear-specific optical sorter installed in Canada. (Courtesy of Kevin Day/Day’s Century Growers) As its name suggests, Day’s Century Growers […]

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Karen Testerman: Governor Sununu Uses Public Funds to Support Family Planning | Letters to the Editor

The Governor sets the agenda for the Executive Council. In other words, the Governor controls which contracts are considered when allocating publicly generated funds, your taxpayers’ money. It is the possibility for the governor to advance his program. All civil officers, except municipal officers, take an oath to “uphold the Constitution”, Part 2, Section 84. […]

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Maintaining Human Rights in Family Planning Policy as Depopulation Fears Rise

Human rights have been at the heart of the family planning movement for more than half a century, although family planning programs have not always lived up to the human rights commitments to which governments subscribe publicly. The right of couples to control their fertility was first codified in the Tehran Declaration of 1968who noted […]

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NH Executive Advisors Cancel Funding for Family Planning Providers – Again | News

CONCORD, NH — The Executive Council has rejected another effort to provide $1 million in funding for abortion-free reproductive health services for low-income residents at facilities in Concord, Greenland, Claremont, Manchester, Keene, Derry and Exeter. Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette’s repeated request was put on the board’s agenda by Gov. Chris Sununu who […]

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Family planning campaign to continue in state despite Covid pandemic: Government | Patna News

PATNA: Health Minister Mangal Pandey said on Wednesday that the department had developed a strategy to prioritize family planning even during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parivar Vikas mission will take place across the state until January 29 to educate the population on family planning, he added. Sources said a couple contact campaign would be held […]

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Republicans Reject Family Planning Clinic Contracts Again | New Hampshire News

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, NH (AP) — Republicans rejected contracts with New Hampshire health clinics for the third time Wednesday over unfounded concerns that public money pays for abortions. As it did in September and December, the Executive Council – which approves appointments and state contracts – voted 4 to 1 to deny […]

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Lourdes ‘Mammo on the Move’ partners with Tioga Opportunities family planning clinic, providing women’s health services

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Lourdes’ “Mammo on the Move” mobile mammography van is partnering with family planning clinic Tioga Opportunities this month to offer women their annual wellness checkups. The van will be parked in front of the clinic located at 110 Central Ave in Owego on Thursday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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Family planning contracts going back to the Executive Council

Twice-rejected family planning contracts with Northern New England’s Planned Parenthood and two other low-income reproductive health care providers return to the Executive Board on Wednesday. It was unclear on Monday whether that suggests some advisers are reconsidering their votes on contracts that failed both times in 4-1 votes. In the past, Gov. Chris Sununu, who […]

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Nigerian women face an uphill battle over family planning choices

Against standard of practice, Nigerian health workers, especially in public health facilities, are verifying the marital status of women to decide whether or not to give them contraception, writes Chiamaka Okafor for Bonus time. Unmarried women are often denied contraception while for married women the consent of their husband is usually sought before contraception is […]

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Planned Parenthood to file federal lawsuit after claiming 7-year-old girl was bullied and injured by teacher – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Speaking to CBS4 with her mother right next to her, 7-year-old Amaria Clark is one happy kid. “I like to play the piano and I like to eat my mom’s food,” she told CBS4 with a smile. READ MORE: How to help the Ukrainian people She was a student at Airbase Elementary […]

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Game-changing app tracks essential family planning supplies in Kenya

As a frontline health worker at Isiolo County Referral Hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a vital role to play in saving lives – and a new digital tool to help him do it. The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for predicting and preventing shortages and stock-outs of essential medical supplies, including contraceptives. If he receives stocks from […]

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Phil Harvey’s obituary | Contraception and family planning

American social entrepreneur Phil Harvey, who died at the age of 83, made contraception affordable for hundreds of millions of people in the developing world with grants provided by profits from Adam & Eve, the company a sex shop he founded in 1970. A committed libertarian, Harvey has also used his considerable resources to advocate […]

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Fertility grants can help more women pursue family planning on their terms

When Megan Christenson turned 32, she knew it was time to make a major investment in her career and personal life. She dipped into her savings and spent nearly $10,000 to freeze her eggs, a choice that would benefit her present and future self. “I feel very lucky to have been able to bear this […]

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Kenya’s ‘Game Changer’ app for tracking family planning commodities wins global award

ISIOLO, Kenya – As a frontline health worker at Isiolo County Referral Hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a vital role – and a new digital tool that will help him save lives. The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for predicting and preventing shortages and stock-outs of essential medicines, including contraceptives. If he takes timely delivery of the […]

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Gender-Based Violence in Relation to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Family Planning Services

Sultana Kamal, former acting government adviser and founding president of the Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation Md Abdus Salam Khan, Joint Secretary (Planning), Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Tania Haque, Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka Dr. Mohammad Sharif, Director (Maternal and Child Health) and Line […]

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More couples are turning to ‘family planning’, but women are suffering

File photo of a female sterilization camp. Photo: Reuters India has adopted the “cafeteria approach” for its family welfare program, in which couples have several options to choose from depending on their needs. This policy has been truer on paper than on the ground, where policy design often overlooks the socio-cultural context in which ‘street […]

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NH Republicans refuse to fund family planning clinics again

CONCORD — Republicans again denied funding for three New Hampshire health clinics on Wednesday over unsubstantiated concerns that public money is paying abortions. The Executive Council’s 4-1 vote marked the second time the Equality Health Center, love health centerand Northern New England Family Planning have been denied funding under a new state requirement that the […]

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Republicans block family planning contracts for the second time | New Hampshire News

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, NH (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday again denied funding for three New Hampshire health clinics over unsubstantiated concerns that public money pays for abortions. The Executive Council’s 4-1 vote marked the second time the Equality Health Center, Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England have been […]

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Executive Board Rejects Family Planning Contracts, NH Health Centers Brace for Loss of Funding

Update: In a 4 to 1 vote, the Executive Council rejected the family planning contracts. We’ll add to this post as we learn more. Council again votes against family planning contracts with @PPNHAF, @EqualityHC, @loringhealth 4-1, with councilman Cinde Warmington the only yes. But Councilman Kenney leaves the door open if the state returns to […]

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Providers describe impact if Executive Council rejects family planning contracts

CONCORD- On Wednesday, December 22, contracts for family planning providers will be reviewed at the New Hampshire Executive Council meeting (#41C), including for three reproductive health providers whose contracts were rejected in September – Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; Health Center for Equality; and Lovering Health Center. This vote comes quickly on the heels […]

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Family planning benefits will come to more jobs in 2022

Employees with families want more from the workplace in 2022, and it’s in employers’ best interest to give it to them. Parents make up 40% of the workforce, according to recent data provided by child benefit platform, Cleo. And not only have they been the hardest hit by the pandemic – due to insufficient childcare […]

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Free access to family planning resources will help strengthen families

Jacqueline B. Dixon and Revida Rahman Jacqueline B. Dixon, Esq., is a shareholder of Weatherly & Dixon, PLLC, and chair of the board of directors of A Step Ahead of Middle Tennessee. Revida Rahman, MBA, is co-founder of One WillCo and vice president of A Step Ahead of Middle Tennessee. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we […]

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Planned Parenthood Ball at Men’s Court – The New Indian Express

The National Family Health Survey-5 shows that India has made progress in several areas related to health and human development during the previous phase (2015-2016). But it also reveals that reproduction and family planning remain solely the burden of women. According to the NFHS-5, male sterilization as a current method of family planning remained unchanged […]

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UNFPA opens two new Family Planning Centers of Excellence and one-stop assistance center [EN/AR] – Iraq

December 13, 2021; Baghdad, Iraq – UNFPA, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs opened a One-Stop Assistance Center (OSAC) in Kirkuk this month with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA ). The center is integrated into a primary health care facility and provides comprehensive gender-based violence […]

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Sargun Mehta is tired of answering family planning questions, says she and Ravi are already happy

One of TV’s cutest couples, Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta, never thought their on-screen roles as husband and wife in 12/24 Karol Bagh will become their off-screen life. Ravi and Sargun immediately hit it off on the show and before they knew it, they were in love. After the reality show’s long-awaited proposal, Nach Baliye […]

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Four million Nigerian women interested in family planning lack access to commodities

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Nigeria Country Representative Ulla Mueller says the country has 15.1% unmet need for family planning. Ms. Mueller revealed this in Abuja at the NAN Forum, the flagship interview program of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to her, 15.1% of Nigerian women and girls who want to access […]

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Restoring Women’s Access to Medicaid Family Planning Services

Family planning services allow women to make their own choices about whether and when to have children. These services, which are essential to ensure gender and racial equity and reproductive justice, are not limited to contraception, pregnancy testing and fertility services. For many low-income women, especially those living in states that have not expanded Medicaid, […]

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Talking about aging family planning with U de M

According to US Department of Health and Human Services, a person turning 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care and support services in their remaining years. As this demographic continues to grow—Minnesota predicts the number of senior residents (65+) will double by 2030— they need to think about […]

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3 Trends in Fertility and Family Planning Benefits for 2022

As we wrap up this year’s open enrollment, employees are more informed, more engaged, and more proactive in finding benefits that serve them as they seek to grow their families. At Kindbody, we’ve conducted dozens of open enrollment events, both virtual and in-person, and uncovered three key themes that will transform how benefits managers plan […]

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How the pandemic has changed family planning in Canada

By Christy Somos, CTVNews.ca Editor Click here for updates on this story Toronto, Ontario (TVC network) — Many Canadians are delaying their plans to have children or plan to have fewer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis from Statistics Canada. Using data from the first round of the Canadian Social Survey […]

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Beijing and Shanghai implement leave changes to family planning regulations

Beijing and Shanghai have extended maternity leave for eligible women by an additional 30 days and introduced the right to “parental leave”, or extra days off per year, for eligible parents of children under 3. Employers with workforces in these locations will need to update their handbooks and leave policies to reflect these changes, which […]

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HHS to invest $35 million in telehealth for family planning

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would make $35 million in U.S. Bailout funding available to Title X family planning providers to bolster their telehealth infrastructure and capacity. Title X family planning clinics help ensure access to a wide range of reproductive health services for low-income or uninsured people. “I’ve […]

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The NH delegation is holding a virtual press conference with NH family planning providers ahead of SCOTUS’ oral arguments on the Pivotal Court case threatening Roe v. wade

November 29, 2021 (Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today hosted a virtual press with representatives from New Hampshire’s family planning providers before the Supreme Court begins oral argument in a pivotal case that threatens the future of Roe vs. […]

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DeShawn Taylor, MD, M.Sc., FACOG of Desert Star Family Planning Joins Amici Curiae Brief Opposing Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Law

DeShawn Taylor, MD, M.Sc., FACOG in 12/1/21 SCOTUS amici curiae brief for Mississippi 15-week abortion ban case. Tweet that DeShawn Taylor MD. is a board-certified OB/GYN, clinical teacher, advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights, and owner of Desert Star Family Planning in Phoenix, Arizona. Desert Star Family Planning offers fully integrated women’s health and […]

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Kenya: Lamu still has low use of family planning, official

Four years after the Lamu County government launched a 136 million shillings family planning project, the use of contraceptive services is still low. The Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (PF CIP) was launched in 2018. The program, which was to last three years, aimed to accelerate the uptake of modern contraceptives among women from 43% […]

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Kenya pledges to increase domestic funding for family planning by 2026

Nairobi — Kenya has made new commitments to ensure that every woman and girl around the world has access to lifesaving family planning services. Key commitments made at the global meeting marking the launch of the new decade of the Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) partnership, include a pledge to increase Kenya’s modern contraceptive prevalence rate […]

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China’s new family planning policy comes from an old playbook

FACULTY Q&A China’s universal three-child policy was enacted last August to boost the country’s birth rate, after a two-child limit put in place more than five years ago failed. Yun Zhouassistant professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, discusses the history of China’s one-child policy, which ended in 2016, and its lasting impact on […]