Data & Maps

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 »


Economics and Rapid Change – The Influence of Population Growth

January 1, 1997

Richard P. Cincotta and Robert Engelman While the linkage between demographic and economic dynamics is undeniably complex, new data make clear that during the 1980s, on average, population growth dampened the growth of per capita GDP. The negative effects of … Continue reading »


Advocacy Guide

Eight Facts About the Global Gag Rule

February 11, 2011

Ever since the Global Gag Rule (also known as the Mexico City Policy) was first introduced in 1984, conservative U.S. politicians have used abortion politics in the U.S. to block access to contraceptives for women in developing countries. Over and … Continue reading »



Election Outcome a Serious Setback for Family Planning

November 4, 2010

Population Action International’s preliminary analysis of the November 2nd congressional election results shows a significant reduction in the level of political support for international family planning and reproductive health programs on Capitol Hill. U.S. House of Representatives In the House, family … Continue reading »


Election Outcome: What Family Planning Advocates Have To Be Thankful For

November 20, 2012

In this Thanksgiving season, supporters of international family planning programs have one thing to be truly thankful for—the 2012 election outcome. With the re-election of President Obama, advocates look forward to four more years of prioritized funding for overseas family … Continue reading »

Advocacy Guide

EC and GGR

January 1, 2003

While family planning opponents often misrepresent emergency contraception (EC) as medical abortion, in reality, EC is the only method of post-coital contraception. The purpose of this guide is to set the record straight: emergency contraception is just that – contraception … Continue reading »


Advocacy Guide

Empty Handed Advocacy Guide

June 7, 2010

Empty Handed tells the story of women’s lack of access to reproductive health supplies in sub-Saharan Africa, and its impact on their lives. Continue reading »


Advocacy Guide

Empty Shelves, Empty Hands Advocacy Guide

November 6, 2013

Despite dramatic improvements in family planning and sexual and reproductive health across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), persistent socioeconomic disparities demand that governments address weak policy frameworks, legal and regulatory barriers, and an inconsistent range of contraceptive methods. In … Continue reading »



Endgame Negotiations Set to Commence—How Will Family Planning Fare in FY 2014?

December 19, 2013

While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy, yesterday’s Senate passage of a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement (H.J. Res. 59) sets the stage for … Continue reading »


Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia Hosts Dialogue with Parliamentarians to Improve SRH/HIV Service Delivery

October 20, 2011

Advocacy on RH/HIV integration in Ethiopia is yielding results as FGAE strengthens its relationship with the Government and other non-governmental organizations to improve SRH//HIV service delivery. On July 24, 2011, FGAE conducted a consultative meeting in Addis Ababa with 150 … Continue reading »