Capitol Hill Event Examines Intersection Between Human Trafficking and Health
Washington, D.C., May 18 (C-Fam) Women and girls trafficked for sex suffer a wide range of physical health problems resulting from repeated acts of violence and rape, and bear an…
Lancet, Guttmacher Publish Abortion-Centered Wish List Ahead of World Health Assembly
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11 (C-Fam) Advocates for abortion and “sexual rights” have worked for decades to advance their agenda at international institutions, but have never won global consensus. This week…
Pots, Kettles, and Unintended Pregnancies
When the United Nations Population Fund released its flagship report “State of World Population” last fall, my attention was drawn to one particular page: The words “43% of pregnancies in…
Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies: Promise or Pretext?
As discussed in last week’s Friday Fax, “healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies” (HTSP) has become accepted as both the most acceptable rationale for the promotion of family planning by…
Opinion: If Family Planning is the Solution, What’s the Problem?
Washington, D.C., May 4 (C-Fam) What is the problem that faith-based organizations and family planning groups are partnering to solve, and how will they know if and when they have…
UN Event Highlights Challenges, Hopes for Families in Migration and Urbanization
As the United Nations Commission on Population and Development turns its focus to migration and urbanization, a high-level event this week turned the spotlight to the way family integrity—or breakdown—affects and is affected by pervasive population trends.
Abortion Advocates Bank on Canada and G-7
A year before the election of President Donald Trump signaled a shift in U.S. foreign policy to a pro-life position, Canada underwent a shift of its own, in the opposite direction.
Family Planning and Newborn Survival: Diminishing Returns
Improved child survival is one of the major global health goals, and for good reason. Not only are many deaths of newborns, infants, and children the result of preventable or…
Same Old, Same Old; Abortion and LGBT at UN Conference
Diplomats and activists from hundreds of countries descended on one of the largest cities in the world to discuss the situation of rural women and girls at the UN’s two-week Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Oxfam Scandal Part of Wider Sexual Abuse Cover-up
The elite UK-based aid organization Oxfam has admitted to hosting lavish parties and hiring prostitutes for humanitarian aid workers in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.