Family Planning Summit

Maternal Health is an Issue for All

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Causes of maternal mortality include unsafe abortions, obstructed labour, high blood pressure, severe bleeding after childbirth, and post-natal infections. Poor maternal health is also influenced by malnutrition from low iron levels and iodine deficiency.

Ending Forced Sterilization of Women and Girls with Disabilities

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK
Shantha Rau Barriga

In many parts of the world, women rely on sterilization voluntarily as one of a range of methods for family planning. However, for other women, including women and girls with disabilities, sterilization is not a choice.

Take Action to Give Girls Power

Ruth Dawkins | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ruth Dawkins

Let's see if we can do the same again this year, and secure a commitment from world leaders that will save the lives of women and children around the globe.

Great Sexpectations?

Melanie Ward | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

We know that there is a gap into which a minimum of 200million women fall because their needs for contraception are unmet. Getting condoms, pills and other supplies onto the ground is one essential part of what needs to be done to deal with this. But it is only one side of the coin. If women are to be able to make use of these then we need to also tackle the flip side of the coin - the gender inequality and unequal power relations between men and women which mean that women and girls often cannot decide when or whether they have sex, including whether contraception is used.