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Adolescents in Asia are most vulnerable to unsafe abortions and have a right to receive comprehensive sexual education.

Youth Champion Lakmini Perera highlights the vulnerability of adolescents in seeking abortions. This infographic depicts barriers that adolescents in Asia and in specific Sri Lanka face when accessing abortion services. It emphasizes the need for Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) as … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Family Planning Policies In Iran

Iran’s population policies have had a tumultuous history. Its various governments have issued very differing statements and formulated varying policies that have affected women’s right to choose the size of their families since the twentieth century. A quick look at … Continue reading

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Family Planning For Child Brides

A little before lunch at the Global Summit for Family Planning, Maria Eitel, President and CEO of the Nike Foundation shocked the audience when she announced that every day 25,000 children were given away in marriage in Asia and Africa. … Continue reading

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Addressing Barriers to Safe Abortions

This July, statistics published for the Global Family Planning Summit revealed that every year over 20 million women have unsafe abortions worldwide. Yet, safe abortion remains a controversial topic at most international conventions, and over 25% of the world has … Continue reading

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Rethinking China’s Family Planning Policies

July 2012 was marked by an important event: the Global Family Planning Summit in London. On the 11th, world leaders discussed the need to formulate comprehensive family planning services for the women in their countries. Though some promising commitments were … Continue reading

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