Transgender No Longer Listed as Disorder by World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that its updated diagnostic manual would no longer classify “gender incongruence”—perceiving oneself to be of a different sex than what you were born—as a mental disorder.
U.S. Slaps Down Abortion Language at G7 Negotiations
In the lead-up to this year’s G7 summit in Quebec, Canadian officials were explicit: women and children were going to be central, and an essential component of their health and empowerment is abortion.
Family planning exchange in The Guardian: pragmatism meets magical thinking
Last week, UK newspaper The Guardian published an editoral about family planning policies, raising several interesting points: China is moving toward scrapping all policies imposing family size limits. China’s strict…
Abortion Groups Complain U.S. Policy is Hurting Abortion Overseas
For decades, the global abortion lobby has worked hard to embed abortion advocacy within a wide array of projects and agendas, from maternal health to global peace and security to humanitarian relief.
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.