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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 […]

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Nigeria: Putting Family Planning First – Lessons from Zimbabwe for Lagos State

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria continues to face challenges in meeting the health needs of its population, particularly in sexual and reproductive health. Despite cuts in funding from international development partners for family planning (FP) services and the revision of Nigeria’s Family Planning Master Plan (Scaling-up Plan): 2014-2018 to the Family Planning Nigeria […]

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Odisha among the 5 targeted states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under its MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Mechanism, announced a new family planning initiative for India on Friday. Through this four-year project, he would contribute to the achievement of India’s national family planning (FP) goals. It was designed to meet the FP and Reproductive Health (RH) needs […]

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Rebuilding Title X: New Regulations for the Federal Family Planning Program

On October 4, 2021, the Biden administration released final new regulations for the federal Title X family planning program. The new regulations replace those issued by the Trump administration in 2019, which made significant and well-documented changes to the Title X program, resulting in a significant reduction in the size of the Title X network […]

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Improving women’s access to mobile family planning services

Cash-strapped NGOs could reach more clients in rural areas – at no extra cost – by basing their visit frequency on data rather than habits. Put yourself in the shoes of Maïly, a fictional community leader working for an NGO. In charge of managing mobile family planning clinics in Kenya, it can deploy 12 medical […]

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Former Librarian Haines takes over at Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic

KBBI listeners know Claudia Haines from her year on the air as the host of Radio Story Time. It was when she was a librarian at the Homer Public Library. Today, she is CEO of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. “I think my library colleagues kind of said it best that it was a […]

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HHS Rule Change for Title X Family Planning Puts Patients First, Lifts Harmful Restrictions – Sedona.Biz

Phoenix A-Z (October 18, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the Title X program, rolling back Trump-era restrictions and putting patients first, marking a critical step toward restoring access to Title X-funded care for thousands of people across Arizona. “We are deeply grateful that the […]

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Namibia: Family planning remains a huge challenge

REDUCING the vast unmet need for family planning remains a major challenge in Namibia. This was said by the Executive Director of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, while commemorating World Contraception Day at the Neudamm campus of the University of Namibia last week. World Contraception Day aims to promote awareness of contraception and empower […]

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Family planning benefits should include foster and adoptive parents

Most families have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a child, but Andrea Danes and her husband had less than a week to prepare their homes – and their lives – for the arrival of their 11-year-old daughter. year. “When we brought him into our home, it was literally a decision that was […]

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Baby bust: How the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped family planning

Samara Perez outside her Montreal home with her two children, newborn Eytan and three-year-old daughter Liev.Karene-Isabelle Jean-Baptiste/The Globe and Mail Samara Perez and her husband Joe Brier were planning to have a second child when the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic in March 2020. As the crisis escalated, the couple’s fears mounted: If […]

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Understanding Family Planning Decision-Making: Perspectives from Providers and Community Actors in Istanbul, Turkey | BMC Women’s Health

The results of this study highlight the main factors that influence family planning decision-making. According to Turkey’s 2018 Demographic and Health Survey, 99.5% of married women of reproductive age know at least one method of contraception [8]. Our results are consistent with existing literature which shows that contraceptive methods (whether modern or traditional) are widely […]

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Title X: Biden Administration Overturns Trump Rule Barring Federally Funded Family Planning Clinics From Referring Abortion

The Biden administration revoked a Trump-era rule that had become a flashpoint in the abortion wars, saying Monday it would no longer block clinics that receive federal family planning assistance from advise people to terminate their pregnancies. The new rule in the half-century-old family planning program known as Title X will allow health centers to […]

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Malawi: USAID estimates that 20% of women in Malawi do not have access to family planning methods

One in five women continue to report unmet family planning needs associated with insufficient access to maternal health services, a situation that contributes to early pregnancy and high fertility rates. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Melissa Francis said these factors are in turn the contributing factors to the high number […]

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Kenya: Data Shows More Women Are Choosing Natural Family Planning Methods

Natural family planning has become a preferred method for women in the country even as the use of modern contraceptives among married women increases by 5%. According to the Ministry of Health’s Reproductive and Maternity Services Unit, as part of family planning methods, about 63,785 women (10%) were using natural methods in August, including abstinence […]

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NH Family Planning Centers Face Tough Pricing Decisions Due to Reduced Funding

Family planning clinics could start cutting health services for low-income women after the Executive Council rejected a series of contracts last week, the head of the Concord Health Center for Equality said on Monday. Get NHPR’s coverage of politics, the pandemic and other news delivered to your inbox – sign up for our newsletter today. […]

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Congressional delegation slams funding for family planning center

New Hampshire’s Democratic congressional delegation and leaders of the state’s family planning services defended women’s health care rights on Monday, following the New Hampshire Executive Council decision last week to refuse to extend contracts of three public family planning providers In a 4-1 Republican majority vote, the Executive Council cut funding for the love health […]

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Family planning contracts for abortion providers rejected along party lines

Executive Advisor Cinde Warmington, D-Concord, discusses Wednesday’s vote. https://youtu.be/KN9_8_BOaIE By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org NASHUA – New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject family planning contracts with three reproductive health providers across the state who also provide abortion care with separate funding – Planned Parenthood of Northern New England , Lovering Health Center […]

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‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ says UK | Global Development

The UK government has been urged to open its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN climate conference Cop26, an alliance of more than 60 NGOs called […]

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Involving men in family planning could cure India’s obsession with ‘population control’

The government of Uttar Pradesh population control bill – the UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021 – has recently become the latest salvo Indian political leaders have fired in their bid to manage a “population explosion” which they say is hampering the development of the ‘India. In his Independence Day speech in 2019, […]

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Abortions continue to rise in Iowa after GOP family planning change

There were 4,058 abortions performed in Iowa in 2020, a trend that has increased over the past three years. In 2018, there were 2,849 abortions, followed by 3,566 abortions in 2019, according to state data. The data comes from the Iowa Department of Public Health and was shared with legislative staff. State Senator Janet Petersen […]

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Kenya: Shock over expired family planning implants the state gave to women

The government is about to release expired and contaminated family planning implants to Kenyan women. The Nation has learned that a batch of implants imported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and released by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) in Lamu, Kwale, Nyamira and Kakamega counties had developed mold and recipients have since […]

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Nigeria: Family Planning Saves Lives – We must get the message out to men and women

A year ago, I met a 26-year-old breastfeeding mother who was a graduate student. She was married and had three children; the youngest was only eight months old. She started using birth control pills after her period returned after giving birth, but hid the pills from her husband. When he discovered them, he forced her […]

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China: The Public’s Right to Speak on Family Planning Policy

-To analyse- BEIJING — On May 31, China announced its new “three-child policy” which allows couples to have three children. The policy was announced just 20 days after the publication of the results of the seventh national population census. They show that the country’s trend of population aging is worsening, with just 12 million new […]

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Support children by empowering parents with family planning resources

Children do better when their parents have the resources to care for them, one of the reasons President Biden recently overhauled the child tax credit to give more money to middle-income families. low and medium. While the large cash transfer should reduce poverty and boost the social mobility of children by improving the economic security […]

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China eases family planning again – The Diplomat

Advertising This week, Beijing announced that married couples will be allowed to have three childrenagainst a cap of two set in 2016. The ruling Communist Party has made the announcement following a Politburo meeting, though details and a timeline for implementing the new policy remain unknown. Previously, China strictly enforced a one-child policy, but as […]

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Biden administration begins rolling back Trump’s changes to family planning program

The Biden administration on Wednesday took the first steps to roll back Trump-era restrictions on the Title X-funded family planning program, which effectively barred clinics that referred patients for abortions from receiving federal funding. A proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Wednesday would end up revoking restrictions put in […]

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New Mexico’s Title X Family Planning Program (FPP) is proud to support all New Mexicans with their reproductive goals and needs. FPP offers a wide range of family planning and related health clinical services at low or no cost, as well as community-based programs for adolescents, such as service-learning and positive youth development. All services […]

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Family planning in Georgia | Georgia Department of Public Health

Family planning in Georgia | Explore your options | Prepare your visit Find your local coordinator Find your local coordinator Services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your local public health clinic for tailored COVID-19 services available in your area. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Family Planning Program provides leadership, guidance, and resources […]

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Trump administration proposes changes to federal family planning : NPR

A person walks past a family planning clinic on May 18, 2018 in Chicago. Under the new rule, released Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding for cover STD prevention, cancer screening and […]

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CMS provides new clarity for family planning under Medicaid

Family planning services and supplies have been part of the Medicaid program since its inception half a century ago. And over the past few decades, Medicaid has become the primary source of public funding for family planning in the United States, representing three-quarters of this financing at the last count. This should come as no […]

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Is there room for empirical research on family planning?

The United States health care safety net relies heavily on states to implement and administer federally funded programs. As the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has so clearly shown, this reliance is proving increasingly problematic as states diverge in their policy contexts and health care health themselves become politicized. In the […]

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Title X: The Keystone of Publicly Funded Family Planning in the United States

The Title X national family planning program was created 45 years ago with broad bipartisan support. Today, Congress has Title X — still the only federal grant program dedicated entirely to family planning and related preventive health care — in the crosshairs for deep funding cuts or even elimination. The United States House of Representatives […]