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Circumcision Services Help Break the Sex Ed Silence

Young people in Tanzania have a lot more opportunities and resources for learning about sex today than they did when Paul Mwakipesile was growing up, he says.

In Ethiopia, the Beat Goes on, in Music and Health

How do you get young people to talk about family planning? Just unpack the music studio and hand them the mic.

Let's Pass the Mic to Young People

As youth around the world get more involved in the field of family planning (or future planning), their voices are ringing out all the clearer.

Note to Self on World AIDS Day: Preventive Care Takes Work

Getting men and boys to line up for circumcision is no easy feat. But in Tanzania, mobile phone reminders help.

Future Planning for Healthy, Productive Lives

Thanks to an unusual collaboration, some young beat makers inspired us to call it what it is: not family planning, but future planning.

For Young People, Is Family Planning a Misnomer?

By calling what we do family planning, we may be ignoring the fact that many young people aren’t trying to plan families—they’re trying to plan futures.

The Other 16 and Pregnant

Without access to reproductive health services, adolescents' plans could be interrupted by unintended pregnancy.

Let's Talk About It

Family planning seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. How can we keep the momentum going?

Talk Early and Talk Often

Many people consider “family planning” an adult topic. While it is a topic that affects adults, it should not be an adults-only topic.

How—and When—Do You Tell a Child She is HIV-positive?

Telling a child she is HIV-positive is difficult in many ways.

Last month, I was in Kigali, Rwanda, to give the keynote address at the 6 th International Conference for Exchange and...

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