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The Economics of Birth Control

Spending $1 and getting $4 back sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it? Well for every $1 we invest in family planning, we save $4 in other areas like education, public health, and water and sanitation. It’s time to cash … Continue reading »

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Thanks and Spanks for Family Planning Donors

For our latest infographic, we compared each donor’s actual funding for family planning and reproductive health to their fair share of funding. Then we ranked them based on how close they come to meeting their fair share. Rankings can be … Continue reading »

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Think Your 30-Minute Wait at the Doctor’s Office is Bad? Try This.

Say you’re living with HIV but married to someone who isn’t.  When you go to the nearest clinic to get contraceptives, you probably also want to receive medication for your HIV. Your partner also wants to be routinely tested to … Continue reading »

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Mapping Population & Climate Change Hotspots

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Dollars and Sense: The Case for Contraception, Version 2

The U.S. spent $1 billion on maintenance of empty buildings in a year. Couldn’t that money be better spent empowering women and giving them access to the modern contraceptives they want? We think so. Fortunately, countries and other donors are … Continue reading »

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Dollars and Sense: The Case for Contraception

Dollars and Sense, a new film by PAI, explains the economic case for contraception. Right now, around the world, more than 222 million women want something they can’t get: they all want access to modern contraceptives.   Fortunately, countries and … Continue reading »

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In One Place Infographic

Integration means offering family planning, reproductive health and HIV services together at the same time and in the same facility. It is a client-centered, rights-based approach that improves lives for women and youth living with and at risk of HIV. Continue reading »

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People in the Balance

The updated People in the Balance database illustrates how population exerts pressure on available natural resources, especially in countries experiencing rapid population growth. The database provides information about the availability of three critical resources: freshwater, cropland and forests. It also … Continue reading »

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Consensus on Contraception

Despite the recent battles over contraception, polling data shows that Americans of every stripe support maternal and reproductive healthcare for all women. Continue reading »

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Global Gag Rule Timeline

The Global Gag Rule is a U.S. policy that denies foreign organizations receiving U.S. family planning assistance the right to use their own, non-U.S. funds to either engage in any abortion-related public policy debates or perform legal abortions. Continue reading »

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