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.
Originally published on RH Reality Check With the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, the words “pro-choice” seem to be everywhere. You’ll hear them in impassioned speeches, and see them on colorful posters, on blogs and in tweets. And when you … Continue reading
Why Population Matters, a new publication, explains how population is connected to other development issues such as maternal health, poverty, security and climate change. Continue reading
Over the holidays, my father and I were driving in his truck through Texas and heard Loretta Lynn sing The Pill on the radio.
PAI joined the global community on December 1st to commemorate Worlds AIDS Day and draw attention to the important role of family planning in preventing the spread of HIV. PAI launched a new website - Tipping Point – to showcase The Integration Partnership (TIP) and … Continue reading
Aid effectiveness and government investments directly shape the amount and quality of funding for reproductive health.
The November election took a toll on U.S. Congressional support for international family planning but PAI’s research shows that the new members are deeply out of touch with American voters. PAI conducted an election-night poll which found the majority of … Continue reading
Statement on House Foreign Affairs Committee Markup by Craig Lasher, Director of U.S. Government Relations
For Immediate Release Republicans on the committee have shown their true colors by rejecting 10 amendments to allow U.S. funding for UNFPA’s life-saving work to continue. It is now clear they are not interested in preventing maternal death and disability … Continue reading