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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…
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.
Briefing Papers and Factsheets
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Expanding Acronyms Threaten Maternal and Child Health
In recent decades, the relatively simple and appealing concept of maternal and child health (MCH) has ballooned into a far broader and more convoluted agenda: sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, with an unwieldy acronym to match: SRMNCAH.
UN Agencies Try to Evade Oversight in Crafting New Global Measurements
UN bureaucrats and agencies trying to bypass the oversight of UN member states are beginning to meet resistance as they craft an influential set of statistical indicators to track progress on a new UN development scheme that will impact every country and cost billions of dollars.
Drowning in Alphabet Soup
Why rapidly expanding acronyms are not the best prescription for global maternal health Earlier this year, the World Health Organization issued a report titled “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality…
FDA Blasts, WHO Downplays, Risks of Depo-Provera Contraceptive
A week before a huge global family planning conference in Indonesia, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a short statement reiterating its position that injectable contraceptives are safe – for any duration – even for adolescents despite being linked to progressive bone density loss and other harmful side effects.
UN Agency Includes Ten Year Old Boys in Definition of Gay Behavior
The UN family planning agency (UNFPA) drifted further into controversial territory with a new report on HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men – and boys.
UN Data Backs Pope on Abortion and Contraception, Climate Alarmists Disappointed
The UN population division agrees with Pope Francis. More contraception will not stop climate change.