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In West Africa, Youth Ambassadors Serve as Family Planning Advocates

It's a grassroots approach that's already leading to change.

Contraception Is about Partnerships—in More Ways than One

To make family planning work for young people, we need to look at the bigger picture.

Real Talk App Elevates Teen Voices to Transform Sex Education

A new app brings sex ed directly to middle school students through storytelling—on their phones.

Meet the Young Future-Planners of West Africa

They’re informed, determined, and looking ahead for the good of their countries.

1.2 Billion Reasons Why Countries Must Empower Young People to Plan the Future

A tidal wave of youth is fast approaching the shores of adult society. It’s time to ensure they are part of the global conversation.

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life—and My Future

Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception.

Celebrating Love without Unwanted Pregnancy

Young advocates in Mali spread information about family planning and reproductive health services.

4 Reasons to Teach the Sustainable Development Goals in Every Classroom

Young people can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

A community health worker’s two daughters both share their mother’s air of calm, but only one shares her HIV status.

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