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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Access to Contraception Around the Globe

New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof recently wrote about the troubling situation around the globe in which, even in today's day and age, contraception is unavailable or unknown to many women who wish to avoid unintended pregnancies. Kristoff correctly notes that education is key in solving the problem. He believes we need "a comprehensive approach to assisting men and women alike with family planning — not just a contraceptive dispensary." Check out the full article here.

In cooperation with their partner organizations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has been working to educate women and provide access to comprehensive reproductive health care through the PPFA international program. In countries such as Kenya and Sudan, PPFA also works to reduce the incidence of maternal death and disability due to unsafe abortion and delivery, and to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations.

To learn more about the important work of the PPFA international program, click here.

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