Topic » Family Planning

Family planning improves maternal health, reduces unintended pregnancies and abortions, prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS, and promotes responsible development and environmental sustainability. Around the world, 222 million women want to prevent pregnancy but need contraception. Meeting women's needs for family planning and maternal and child health care would prevent 54 million unintended pregnancies each year, resulting in 26 million fewer abortions and 79,000 fewer maternal deaths.

PAI works to secure greater support for international family planning and reproductive health programs. We track funding targets, document contraceptive shortages, and work with partners in developing countries to strengthen advocacy for their programs at home.

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Countdown to Sequestration: What Cuts Could Mean for International Family Planning

February 22, 2013

One week from today—unless Congress and the President reach a deal to avoid it—an across-the-board cut in federal spending will cause international family planning and reproductive health programs to lose tens of millions of dollars, resulting in the denial of … Continue reading »

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Cuts and Consequences for International Family Planning

February 22, 2013

Cuts and Consequences: What Sequestration Might Mean for International Family Planning Assistance One week from today—unless Congress and the President reach a deal to avoid it—an across-the-board cut in federal spending will cause international family planning and reproductive health programs … Continue reading »

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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 »

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Upholding the Right to Family Planning for All

November 15, 2012

For immediate release Upholding the Right to Family Planning for All Statement by Population Action International President & CEO Suzanne Ehlers Washington, D.C.:  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its 2012 State of the World Population report this week, … Continue reading »

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Creating Opportunities for Gratitude

November 15, 2012

Originally posted on the Huffington Post Naomi Daka smiles and swings her arms, singing along with the other women in a back room of the Chawama Health Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. It’s the end of her weekly meeting of her … Continue reading »

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Women at the Center – PAI goes to Portland

October 26, 2012

Through generous support from the United Nations Foundation, PAI co-hosted a dinner and networking event on September 27th in Portland, Oregon focusing on climate change, consumption and reproductive health, and the role of women and girls as agents of change. … Continue reading »

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The Lancet Family Planning Series, French Translation

October 17, 2012

French translation of The Lancet Family Planning Series reviewing the evidence for the effects of population and family planning on peoples’ well-being and the environment. The Series was released ahead of the London Summit on Family Planning. The Summit brought … Continue reading »

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PEPFAR Takes Contraception Off the Table

October 16, 2012

The recently released Fiscal Year 2013 Country Operational Plan (COP) Guidance  states in no uncertain terms that “PEPFAR funds may not be used to purchase family planning commodities” (page 52).  As they have since the beginning of the program, PEPFAR … Continue reading »

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The Under One Roof storybook reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. www.under-1-roof.org

July 30, 2012

Under One Roof, a companion storybook to In One Place, reveals the challenges people in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia encounter in getting family planning, reproductive health and HIV services when they need it. Some travel long distances and spend hours waiting for services that are not routinely offered together. Others face stigma based on their HIV status. Young people face discrimination based on age. Some of these individuals are able to overcome these hurdles, others are not. Continue reading »

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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 »