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Birth Control Helps Women Succeed

September 26, 2014

It seems obvious to most of us, but it’s always good to remind people: one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to empower women and increase their quality of life is to make sure they have access to birth control. … Continue reading »

Consensus on Contraception

April 4, 2012

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

Do You Believe #MomsMatter?

May 5, 2014

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that a woman dies every two minutes from pregnancy or child birth. The good news is that the medication that can save these women’s lives is less than $1 … Continue reading »

Dollars and Sense: The Case for Contraception

June 5, 2013

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 »

Dollars and Sense: The Case for Contraception, Version 2

June 6, 2013

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 »

Funding Family Planning Success

June 25, 2014

Country advocacy is critical to holding governments accountable for their FP2020 commitments. Yet too often civil society organizations simply don’t have the resources to support their efforts. The Opportunity Fund is a flexible source of funding for family planning advocacy … Continue reading »

Global Gag Rule Timeline

April 30, 2014

The Global Gag Rule (GGR) was a U.S. health policy that prohibited funding to foreign aid organizations that provided abortion services. The Gag Rule was first imposed by the Reagan administration in 1984. It was rescinded in 1993 by President Clinton, … Continue reading »

In One Place Infographic

July 21, 2012

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 »

Mapping Population & Climate Change Hotspots

July 19, 2013

People in the Balance

June 20, 2012

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 »