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Outreach in Papua New Guinea
03 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of contraception is limited and to reduce the chance of falling pregnant, many husbands and wives don’t sleep in the same bed.

Sadly theirs is not an isolated experience. Today an estimated 222 million women in the developing world who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a modern method of contraception. But when you look just a few years into the future, the picture becomes even more daunting. 

In 2010 there were 193 million women of reproductive age living in sub Saharan Africa, but in the coming years, the number will grow at the fastest rate in history.  By 2020, there will be 258 million and in 2050 the numbers soar to 529 million.

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Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of contraception is limited and to reduce the chance of falling pregnant, many husbands and wives don’t sleep in the same bed.

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

Woman from Ethiopia
10 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Women's right to health and wellbeing

On International Women's day, Glenys Kinnock delivered a speech to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on '...

Women's right to health and wellbeing

South Sudan Conflict
16 Jan 2014 | Refugees and IDPs

Family planning services resume in conflict-torn South Sudan

The situation in South Sudan remains volatile, but we are pleased to have resumed provision of sexual and...

Family planning services resume in conflict-torn South Sudan

Not an optional extra: when conflict breaks out, reproductive healthcare is critical
07 Nov 2013 | Refugees and IDPs

Not an optional extra: when emergency strikes, reproductive...

On 13th November, we’ll be taking part in DFID's High Level Event on protecting girls and...

Not an optional extra: when emergency strikes, reproductive healthcare is critical

women-walking-with-children
25 Apr 2013 | Maternal health

Meaningful change or business as usual? Reproductive health in...

In times of crisis, people’s immediate needs such as food, water, shelter and basic...

Meaningful change or business as usual? Reproductive health in humanitarian settings