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.
Too often, Latin American women go to a clinic for contraception, but they leave con las manos vacias — empty handed. When they return to the clinic, it will likely be for prenatal services. More than half of pregnancies in Latin … Continue reading
My older daughter wants to marry her sister. I suggested she can marry a girl if she chooses, but her sister may be someone she wishes to keep as a dear friend only. If she marries her best girlfriend, Alex, … Continue reading
Funding for international family planning and reproductive health is a proven and cost-effective way to meet a broad range of international development goals. Increased access to contraception for women in developing countries is critical to improving maternal and newborn health, … Continue reading
In December 2011, TIP convened partners from all five focus countries to participate in an advocacy training and to attend the International Conference on STIs and AIDS in Africa (ICASA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During our time together, PAI spoke … Continue reading
Miami, Florida is well-known for its beautiful beaches, flavorful food and cultural diversity. It is also home to several important Members of Congress, an economic hub in the South and a critical gateway between the United States and the rich, … Continue reading
PAI was proud to join the International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition (ISRRC) and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to strategize around key international meetings including the Commission on Population and Development, ICPD+20, and Rio +20, as well as … Continue reading
PAI awarded Distinguished Partner Award March 12, 2012 Washington, DC – Atlas Corps is proud to announce the placement of its eighth Fellow, Mikang Longjan from Nigeria, at Population Action International (PAI). PAI is an organization that advocates for women … Continue reading
On International Women’s Day, people around the world should ask: “How do we involve, educate and inspire girls globally?” We believe that access to contraception and comprehensive sex education are two non-negotiable pieces of this formula. We have progressed far … Continue reading
Around 1.4 billion people—one-quarter of the population of the developing world—lived on less than $1.25 a day in 2005.1 The World Bank projects that the number of poor people will increase in the coming years due to slowing economic growth, … Continue reading
Deforestation threatens the well-being and livelihoods of millions of people who heavily depend on forest resources. It is particularly devastating for women and children in poor rural communities. Yet deforestation is occurring at alarmingly high rates, especially in areas of … Continue reading