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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.

International Aid Is More than Altruism

Our free gift to unnamed strangers keeps us all safer and the world a bit more stable.

For One Health Worker, Childbirth Proved More Dangerous than Ebola

Salome was one of 830 women around the world who died that day from problems related to childbirth.

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.

Vasectomy as an Integral Option for Family Planning in Kenya

Kenya is taking steps to address its health workforce shortage and the gender imbalance in contraceptive availability and use.

A Death in Durham Stirs Drive to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

A new research award honors the life of our friend and colleague, Raluca Iosif.

How Will You Celebrate World Contraception Day?

Don’t answer that. We’re just happy you’re celebrating.

It’s Not Just for Women, You Know: 5 Ways for Men to Get More Involved in Contraception

When it comes to who’s using contraception, we aren’t even close to 50-50.