News on Family planning

3 January 2018
News
Dr. Hiba Al-Mallah gives family planning counselling to Syrian refugees. She says there are many misconceptions about contraception. © UNFPA Jordan/Elspeth Dehnert
AMMAN, Jordan – “I don’t want more kids and I’m afraid to get pregnant,” said Fatima*, a 37-year-old Syrian refugee and mother of six, at a UNFPA-supported clinic in Jordan’s capital, Amman. But for years she was not... Read more
2 January 2018
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UNFPA and Syrian Arab Red Cross arrived in Sheikh Maqsoud on 28 December, the first time a UN agency has entered the area with aid. © UNFPA Syria
SHEIKH MAQSOUD, Syria – Two mobile reproductive health teams have been deployed to the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo following the arrival of a UNFPA and Syrian Arab Red Crescent mission on 28 December, the first time a... Read more
22 December 2017
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M4RH provides accurate information on sexual and reproductive health topics in a private, nonjudgmental way. © Ministry of Health
KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people: sexual and reproductive health. Stigma and... Read more
17 January 2018
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Syrian refugee Tayma Abzali gave birth to her daughter, Helen, last September in Greece. Lynsey Addario for Time
ATHENS, Greece/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Over two years ago, Greece became the centre of a refugee and migration crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the country, many of them risking death to... Read more
7 November 2017
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L’UNFPA travaille avec des groupes de jeunes pour leur fournir des services et de l’information en matière de santé sexuelle et reproductive. Ici, un dépistage du VIH financé par l’UNFPA à Moroni. © UNFPA Comores
MORONI, Comores –Sara* avait 17 ans quand elle a découvert qu’elle était enceinte. Elle vivait dans un village rural des Comores et a mené sa grossesse à terme dans le plus grand secret, jusqu’à son accouchement dans... Read more
27 October 2017
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Mothers share their stories with a UNFPA staff at Ulakan Camp. © UNFPA Indonesia/Nun Sol Jang
ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been... Read more
23 October 2017
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Natalia dropped out of school after becoming pregnant. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
ALIEU, Timor-Leste – “I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in Alieu, the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no... Read more
16 October 2017
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Partout dans le monde, les inégalités maintiennent certains dans un cycle de pauvreté et de marginalisation. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Des inégalités profondes menacent les économies, les communautés et les nations, selon le rapport phare de l'UNFPA, État de la population mondiale 2017, publié aujourd'hui. Pourtant, ces... Read more
28 September 2017
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Ahlam a pu donner naissance à son enfant en toute sécurité, par césarienne, dans une structure de santé à laquelle l’UNFPA avait fourni du matériel. © UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih
NATIONS UNIES, New York/TAIZZ, Yemen – « Mon mari et moi étions d’accord pour prendre part à la planification familiale pour ne plus avoir d’enfants, mais il a subi des pressions de sa famille et je suis à nouveau... Read more
14 September 2017
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UNFPA staff survey the aftermath of the disaster, which has affected thousands of households. © UNFPA/Sulaiman Stephens
Regent, SIERRA LEONE – “I saw the rocks from the hill fly up into the air,” Martha Kamara, 28, told UNFPA, describing the floods and landslides that devastated 13 areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, last month.... Read more

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