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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.

Young People in West Africa Are Leading Their Own Movement for Family Planning

They're role models, advocates, and watchdogs. And they're making their expectations clear.

Out-of-School Youth: Often Forgotten in Reproductive Health Programs

Social media is a powerful tool for engaging youth. But in Burkina Faso, young family planning advocates realize it can't be the only tool.

Where is Child Labor in the US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls?

Girls cannot be empowered if they are performing domestic labor that interferes with their education, development, and rights.

We Have the Tools, the Technology, and the Numbers

Today’s youth are crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. But not all of us have access to the resources we need.

On World Population Day, Let's Do More for the World

The U.S. contribution to family planning programs represents less than one cheeseburger per American per year. We can do better.

Have an Unmet (Contraceptive) Need?

“Do you want to get pregnant in the next two years?” How would you answer this question?

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