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Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning

For less than the cost of a cheeseburger per American per year, we could reduce population growth by 500 million. What's the holdup?

New Contraceptive Gives Women More of What They Want

In Senegal, health workers and clients alike are loving Sayana Press, a new injectable contraceptive that’s easy to administer and pain-free.

Happy World Population Day, to All Seven Billion of Us

These 10 stories highlight some of today's most critical global health trends—and how they affect the most vulnerable among us.

3 Key Steps to Win Men's Support for Family Planning

These three steps are just the beginning to winning men’s support to family planning, but critical.

Five Ways to Address Provider Bias in Family Planning

Health workers don't arrive at work as blank slates. They bring their own multidimensional personalities, beliefs, and biases.

Kenya’s Nurses Can Empower Women through Family Planning

Women in rural areas face particularly high maternal health risks. The right skills and support can help nurses change that.

West Africa Finally Starting To Embrace Family Planning

West Africa has the lowest modern contraceptive use and the highest fertility rate in the world. But the region is on the verge of change.

US and Senegalese Investments in Family Planning Are Paying Off

A new Guttmacher Institute report shows the impact of US investment in family planning around the world. In Senegal, the benefits are clear.

Catching the Wave: Family Planning is Taking Off in West Africa

The modern contraceptive prevalence rate for all of sub-Saharan Africa is 23%. In West Africa, it’s 11%. But that's beginning to change.

Senegal Celebrates Great Progress in Family Planning During National Review

A review of Senegal’s National Action Plan for Family Planning reveals results the country can be proud of.

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