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Editorial: We Can’t Contracept Our Way to Maternal and Child Health
For too long the answer to making childbirth less dangerous has been to urge women to avoid it.
Abortion Advocates Seek to Sway Trump to Keep Foreign Abortion Funds
The biggest names in international abortion advocacy are looking for ways to convince the incoming Trump administration not cut their funding by reinstating the 1984 Mexico City Policy.
Zika emergency downgraded, vigilance on emergency funding begins
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the end of the Zika emergency and shift to a long-term response to the virus on Friday
The Contraception Crisis that Isn’t
The world’s most powerful family planning groups announced a “contraceptive crisis,” calling for more funding and “sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people.”
Global Abortion Advocates Dispense with Mask of “Post-Abortion” Care
A leading consortium of reproductive health advocates announced its intention to drop “post-abortion care” from its title and to begin campaigning for “comprehensive abortion care” instead.
UN Agencies Enlist African First Ladies to Sanitize “Reproductive Health” and Sex Ed
A recent UN event embodied a decades-long contradiction between UN staff and some UN member states who have opposite understandings of whether the term “reproductive health” includes abortion.
PAHO on Zika: abortion is a right – and “a moral obligation”.
According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) “access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare” means that women have…
Organizations raise (false) alarm over “global contraceptive crisis”
Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released an article calling attention to the “global contraceptive crisis” and calling for signatures on a petition asking the UN Secretary-General to “highlight…
Conservatives and Contraceptives
In recent years, there has been an increasing effort to convince the pro-life community to partner with family planning groups. This strategy has come to be closely associated with Melinda…
Analysis: Flawed U.S. law would funnel money to abortion groups, away from mothers and infants
World Leaders and the U.S. Congress claim to be united about at least one thing: ending preventable deaths in childbirth and infancy by 2030.
New Sexuality and Gender Scholarship Undermines Global LGBT Policy
A review of more than 200 scientific articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) health undermines common assumptions used in the effort to create international LGBT laws and policies.
Gender Ideology Leads to Child Abuse: Pediatricians
“Facts – not ideology – determine reality,” the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) said in a warning to legislators and educators about the dangers of surgical and medical sex change operations to children.
The war on abstinence and fidelity
A recent comment in The Lancet makes the case that when it comes to international HIV/AIDS prevention, abstinence and fidelity should be abandoned in favor of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)….
Did WHO Cover Up Evidence of Contraceptive-HIV Link?
A new study suggests the World Health Organization, Gates Foundation, USAID and other wealthy donors knowingly downplayed increased risk of HIV from contraception they distribute to women in developing countries.
Questions fiscal conservatives need to ask about funding for family planning
Much of the controversy over funding for international family planning in the U.S. government is really about abortion. Pro-life members of Congress object to funding the family planning NGOs that…
Transgender health, the WHO, and the purpose of diagnostic manuals
As we discussed in a recent Friday Fax, the World Health Organization (WHO) is contemplating changes to its forthcoming updated diagnostic manual, including its handling of individuals who identify as…
The History of the Syndemic of AIDS among Gay Men in the United States and the Failure of the Risk Reduction Strategy
HIV/AIDS is no longer a major concern for the public in the United States. It doesn’t even make the list, but the epidemic rolls on.
What makes a family planning method “modern?”
For many decades, researchers have classified family planning methods using words like “modern” or “traditional.” These categories enable collectors of demographic survey data to record how many people are taking…
Abortion Trumps Aid to Refugees in U.S. Senate
Abortion politics derailed Congressional agreement on U.S. foreign aid funding, despite the urgent need to focus on crises like the Zika virus and the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Abstinence Education Works, Condoms Don’t: New Teen Pregnancy Data
New evidence from the United States suggests abstinence education is a reason why teen pregnancy has fallen to historically low rates.
Republican lawmakers block Zika funding to abortion groups
Democratic lawmakers are unhappy with the House bill that passed yesterday to fight the Zika virus. The $1.1 billion package takes concrete measures to eradicate the virus excluding hundreds of…
World Bank priorities for saving mothers and newborns built on false assumptions
After decades of investment in birth control as a path to economic development, the World Bank still finds it easier to increase contraceptive use in a computer model than in real life.
Aspiration and inspiration: good for goals, bad for measurements
There’s no doubt that the UN’s shiny new 2030 Agenda is ambitious: the total elimination of global poverty is only the first of its seventeen(!) goals. Political commitments like this…
“Zika is an extraordinary opportunity for the advancement of human rights”. A viral disease is the new El Dorado of abortion advocates.
The recent outbreak of Zika is a severe health emergency. UN experts and international scholars, however, call this disease an “extraordinary opportunity” for the advancement of Human Rights. Gathered at…
UNFPA: Birth control for girl sex slaves?
Just days after NYT reported ISIS is using modern contraceptives to turn young women into sex slaves, UNFPA’s chief tweeted “All #girls need reproductive #health services to help them avoid early #pregnancy…