It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
Tanzania was one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to embrace family planning as a national development priority.
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Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
One’s enough to worry about.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.
It’s projected that Africa’s population will double by 2050.
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.
Your country needs you to procreate.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’
Fifty years ago biologist Paul Ehrlich published 'The Population Bomb,' an apocalyptic warning that overcrowding would lead to wars and famine. Here's what the book got right and wrong.
People dressed as sperm cells at Papal Nuncio building in The Hague for the sixth birthday of the encyclical, ‘Humanae Vitae.’
On the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, an encyclical released by Pope Paul VI calling for prohibition on contraceptive use, a scholar describes the struggles of Catholic women, as well as their activism.
At last count, 11% of Australian women used long-acting reversible contraception methods.
Unlike condoms, which need to be used every time with sex, or the pill, which must be taken every day, LARC doesn’t require any action after placement in the body and is immediately reversible.
Men currently only have two contraceptive options: condoms or a vasectomy.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
Hackers exploited a weakness in the web-based booking system of Family Planning NSW to infect the system with ransomware.
Medical practices have special requirements under the Privacy Act, but the security and privacy systems some providers currently have in place may be inadequate.
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in oestrogen and progesterone; others aren’t.
We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
The pill is the most popular form of contraception for women under 30.
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.
Women in the 1960s were the first to experience the reproductive freedoms of the contraceptive pill.
Before the pill, contraceptive options were extremely limited and generally required the cooperation of the male partner. Almost 60 years later, the pill remains the mainstay of contraception.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services?
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
Support programme for basic education in Casamance (Paebca). Academie Sedhiou in Senegal.
How to explore the pathways for an objective alliance between demographic dynamics and youth education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Just get on the helicopter and get outta here.
Donald Trump seems vague on many policies except one: undoing as much of Barack Obama's legacy as possible.
Contraception empowers women to plan the number of children they will have.
Strong political support, community engagement and effective strategies can improve access to family planning in developing countries.
Actress and U.N. Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd visited a refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan in 2016.
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Contraception saves lives, and U.S. spending on it abroad had an unintended upside when it formed the backbone of early HIV prevention efforts.
NGOs forced to close because of the ‘global gag rule’ provide the whole gamut of primary health-care services.
Also known as the Mexico City policy, the rule increases abortion demand and has consequences for a range of other health matters such as HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and child health and well-being.
The vasectomy is currently the only reliable contraceptive available to men. But a new option could give men more family planning power.