Global Health Archives - C-Fam

Kenya Bans Marie Stopes from Performing Abortions

For years, international abortion giant Marie Stopes International has been accused of performing illegal abortions in Africa.

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Abortion Dominates Family Planning Conference

Family-planning potentates donned super-hero masks at a conference in Rwanda this week, touting their “family-planning super powers.”

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Report Charges UK with Exaggerating Lives Saved Through Family Planning

A new report claims that estimates of lives saved by UK foreign aid efforts are greatly exaggerated.

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Putting Tanzania’s family planning announcement into perspective

As my colleague, Lisa Correnti, wrote in this week’s Friday Fax article, the president of Tanzania has placed restrictions on foreign funding for contraceptive advertising in his country. Before delving…

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No Matter the Question, Contraception’s the Answer

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13 (C-Fam) Family planning advocates are working hard to position contraceptives as the key to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an event on Tuesday…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Can the metrics of the REACH Act be fixed?

(For an in-depth look at the problems with the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, also known as the REACH Act of 2017, see our policy brief here. I also…

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How Abortion Pills Upend the Politics and Practice of Abortion

Since the dawn of the abortion movement, activists insisted that abortion should be solely the concern of a woman and her doctor. 

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Event Highlights Divided Priorities in Global Maternal Health Agenda

Thirty years ago, experts and activists joined to put maternal health on the international aid agenda.

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Vatican Academy “Rethinks” Pro-Life, Will Focus on Social Justice

After a year of turmoil and speculation about its future, the Pontifical Academy for Life is holding its first plenary session at the Vatican.

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The Myth of “Sex Work” Named and Shamed.

Did you know that AIDS groups have used—and continue to use—their (your) money to advocate for prostitution?  If you did not, or even if you did, there is a new…

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UNESCO Promotes Sex-Change and Abortion for Kids

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has promoted a report that endorses sex-change procedures and abortion for youth without parental consent.

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Abortion Groups Attack Religious Medical Providers, Right of Conscience for Health Workers

In early August, an international group of abortion advocates met in Uruguay to discuss the potential removal of conscience protections for healthcare providers with regard to abortion.

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Guttmacher Institute Says Latin American Children Must Learn Homosexual Sex

A 2017 report from Guttmacher Institute confirms that in order to teach “comprehensive sexuality education,” nations much teach very young children about same-sex activities, and may not teach objections to abortion or to premature sexual activity.

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London Family Planning Summit: The Cracks Are Showing

With its ambitious agenda off target and its largest funding source threatening to pull out, the international family planning partnership (FP2020) tried hard to appear positive at its summit in London this week.

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Secretary of State Tillerson Defends Trump’s Pro-Life Actions in State Department Budget Hearings

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended President Donald J. Trump’s pro-life policies during four separate Congressional hearings this week on the president’s proposed budget.

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Sudden Death of Chief Overshadows UNFPA Executive Board Meeting

Just as nations convened on Monday to discuss the UN Population Fund’s new strategic plan, news broke that the agency’s executive director had died suddenly the night before.

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Abortion Groups Celebrate New Head of World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected Tuesday to a five-year term as head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Trump Expands Mexico City Policy, Abortion Groups Keep Some Funding

The Trump administration announced additional restrictions on abortion funding in foreign aid this week, in effect neutralizing U.S. complicity in the proliferation of global abortion.

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Trump Budget to Cut Gender Office that Falls Outside Mexico City Policy Protection

The Trump administration’s budget will reportedly put on the chopping block a controversial gender rights office created by the Obama administration.

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