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Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

23 October 2019

Colorado, United States

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Reducing the cost and increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) improves family planning outcomes for patients attending Title X clinics. With an initial infusion of philanthropic funds, Colora...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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14 October 2019

Karatudu, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a project known as IntegratE is gaining traction as a means to improve access to and understanding around family planning. Specifically focused on increasing contraceptive coverage for women, this program ...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

5 June 2019

Colorado, United States

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Providing access to family planning and health services in addition to contraception leads to a reduction in unplanned and teen pregnancies. Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative has contributed to the state’s steep d...

The New York Times

Claire Cain Miller

4 June 2019

Sweden

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New mothers are often overwhelmed once they leave the support of the hospital and find themselves home alone with a newborn. In Sweden, a new law that allows the other parent to take a month off from work to help with...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

9 April 2019

Delaware, United States

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Making reproductive health care a part of a woman’s primary care expands opportunities for proactive family planning. Delaware nonprofit, Upstream, partners with health care systems to increase access to information a...

Bhekisisa

Nelisiwe Msomi

29 March 2019

South Africa

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South Africa is looking to tackle their HIV epidemic by changing the perception around preventative measures such as the PrEP prevention pill. Desmond Tutu Foundation’s PrEP program focuses on marketing the PrEP pill ...

Washington Post

Sarah Hosseini

28 February 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Statistics show that black women do not have their pain taken as seriously as white women, which is a contributing factor why some expectant black mothers are choosing to hire doulas for their pregnancies. The doulas ...

Devex

Sunaina Kumar

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28 February 2019

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Making the services of midwives accessible to displaced mothers living in refugee camps requires training and trust. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the government of Bangladesh are working to support c...

The New York Times

Eric Ravenscraft

20 February 2019

United States

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Technology is being used in the medical industry to bridge gaps often created by health insurance companies' reliance on reactive rather than proactive care. From hearing loss to family planning, entrepreneurs are fin...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

2 January 2019

Rwanda

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

17 December 2018

Mandera, Mandera County, Kenya

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Two regions within Kenya, Mandera and Isiolo, have made significant strides in reducing their rate of maternal mortality cases. Both counties employed similar tactics, such as improving facility quality, increasing th...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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7 November 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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Through ‘child spacing’ strategies, Nigerian health centers have helped women gain greater autonomy and have increased planning about the size of their family. Nurses discuss child spacing with women during antenatal ...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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3 November 2018

Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a non-profit is donating IUDs to women, acknowledging that the lack of access to contraception and family planning services is part of a cycle of poverty for many women and fami...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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30 October 2018

Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

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The Nigerian state of Oyo has a modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (mCPR) of 24%, which is the highest in the country compared to the national average of 10.8%. This can be attributed to family planning services bro...

The Guardian

Nicola Davis

10 October 2018

Botswana

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Botswana stands out for its rapidly falling fertility rate; a complex set of factors, including increased access to comprehensive education and contraception, is driving the falling rate. The country's family planning...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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9 October 2018

Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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Medical professionals travel to remote areas of Nigeria with little access to family planning or maternal health care to hand out resources such as condoms or birth control and to train villages' Traditional Birth Att...

Bhekisisa

Christabel Ligami

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2 October 2018

Turkana, Kenya

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Multi-purpose field clinics can offer a one-stop public health service for nomadic communities. In the northwest of Kenya, temporary Kimormor sites combine essential health services for nomadic families and their live...

Time

Irin Carmon

27 September 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

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Sweden has a reputation for being one of the most socially-progressive and gender-equal countries in the world. This article breaks down the different policies that Sweden has become so famous for and looks at its myr...

The East African

Christabel Ligami

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13 September 2018

Kenya

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In order to reach a pastoralist community with health services, a mobile health clinic called the Kimormor has been deployed in northern Kenya. Treating both people and livestock, the Kimormor has provided family plan...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

1 September 2018

Alexandria, Louisiana, United States

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To combat high infant mortality rates, rural Louisiana invested money and resources on providing public health nurses, gave Medicaid-eligible pregnant women nurses to assist them through pregnancy and the first year a...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Aneri Pattani

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28 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In many cultures, women are discouraged from discussing personal health issues and sexual concerns and the doctors they consult often lack a full understanding of this context. By providing support to patients and tra...

Rewire

Sarah Kwon

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19 July 2018

United States

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Several researchers around the U.S., backed by the National Institutes of Health, are exploring the efficacy of providing contraception and counseling in the same locations as medication-assisted treatment for addicti...

The Guardian

Libby Hogan

12 July 2018

Yangon, Myanmar

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The Myanmar-based organization, Strong Flowers, is providing men and women with sex and gender education. Teaching such classes in a notoriously conservative culture can be challenging, but founder Dr. Thet Su Htwe an...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Susie Armitage

6 June 2018

Hamada, Japan

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Small towns in Japan like Hamada are recruiting single mothers in an effort to boost their declining population, and care of their aging one. They recruit single mothers by offering them jobs at the local nursing ho...

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