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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)….

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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Secretary General Backdoors Abortion, LGBT Rights into UN Humanitarian Goals

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s grand plan to tackle the global humanitarian crisis and achieve recently adopted new UN development goals includes abortion and LGBT rights.

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UN Human Rights Chief Scolded for Denying Rights to Disabled Babies

Diplomats rebuked the UN human rights chief this week for demanding countries respond to the Zika virus by legalizing the killing of disabled unborn babies.

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What No Ones Talking about at the Family Planning Conclave

Nothing, not even a hurricane, will stop family planning advocates from the mission at hand – reducing the number of children among poor women – even if it means promoting…

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Contraceptive Spin Machine Takes On Family Planning “Myths”

When it comes to family planning and international policy, there is no shortage of myths. According to the most recent figures from UNFPA and the Guttmacher Institute, 225 million women…

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UNFPA Claims Concern About Decline in Donations

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is worried about a steep decrease in donations in the last two years, according to a UNFPA official speaking at a private meeting at UN headquarters this week.

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Abortion Groups Battle to Re-Gain Lost Ground in UN Development Goals

After losing UN policy space they dominated during the past decade, abortion groups are trying once more to cannibalize the attention devoted to maternal health in UN policy.

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Irish Judge Says Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights

A stunning ruling from a court in Northern Ireland declared that the country’s protective abortion laws violate a European human rights treaty.

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FY16 Omnibus: US Foreign Assistance Should Assist — Not Limit Births or Push Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

 The letter below from C-Fam president Austin Ruse was sent to Congressional leaders regarding funding for overseas family planning within the FY2016 omnibus spending package. We ask leadership to consider…

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Gates Foundation Suspected of Forcing Dangerous Contraceptive on Africans

HIV/AIDS and women’s health advocates are criticizing a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the safety of a controversial contraceptive favored by the Gates Foundation. Depo-Provera is a long-acting contraceptive distributed to poor women in the U.S. and through foreign aid programs.

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