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.
The latest data shows an overwhelming number of Americans from every political party in every area of the country support international family planning and reproductive health. Surprised? The data speaks for itself: 91 percent of Americans believe “every woman on … Continue reading
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
Offering family planning/ reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services together is central to ensuring universal access to reproductive health care and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Continue reading
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
In One Place shows why integrating family planning/reproductive health and HIV/AIDS is a priority for women and young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the voices of women in Zambia living with HIV, the film documents how separate health services can result in a range of missed opportunities, poor health outcomes and lost productivity. Continue reading
Originally posted on National Geographic In case you hadn’t heard, today is World Population Day and there are now about 7,058,000,000 of us. Another 200,000 will be added tomorrow. Last October, when the world hit the 7 billion mark, Population Action International developed an online … Continue reading
The London Summit is an historic opportunity to help the millions of women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but lack contraception. Providing access to contraception saves lives. Continue reading
Originally posted on RH Reality Check Albert Einstein once said, “Never memorize something that you can look up.” As we head into the July 11th London Summit on Family Planning, we can focus more on concepts than numbers, because we … Continue reading
I’m not one for platitudes. That’s why the onslaught of promotional emails for Mother’s Day is irritating me. Sure, send flowers as a token of your love and appreciation. Splurge on a spa package for that hard-working wife of yours … Continue reading
In February 2012, PAI held a congressional study tour to Guatemala with staff from the offices of Senators Franken (D-MN), Blumenthal (D-Ct), and Kirk (R-IL). The trip underscored the demand for international reproductive health and family planning services, the cost-effectiveness … Continue reading
PAI Partner, Negash Teklu explains how PHE Ethiopia has combined family planning and natural resource conservation to improve economic development, environmental sustainability and the health of women and their families.