News on Family planning

10 June 2005
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LISBON, Portugal—Portuguese actress and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Catarina Furtado, has been awarded Portugal's "Ordem de Mérito – Comendador," as part of her country's national day celebrations in June. She was... Read more
14 November 2005
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BUCIUMENI, Romania — Just 30 kilometres outside Romania's picturesque capital, past quiet, leafy suburbs, lies a complete anomaly. Walking into the squatter settlement of Buciumeni – a ragtag collection of houses... Read more
15 December 2005
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CHANGJIANG, Hainan Province, China — Sixteen months after lifting birth-spacing rules for rural families, officials here say there are fewer abortions. They expect the new policy, coupled with advocacy and incentives to... Read more
14 November 2005
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BRANCENI, Romania — It is just 10 a.m., but the reception hall of the Family Doctor Clinic in the village of Branceni – some 80 kilometers west of Bucharest in the Teleorman District – is filled with women and their... Read more
23 May 2007
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LISBON, Portugal — UNFPA’s Goodwill Ambassador in Portugal, Catarina Furtado, delivered an unprecedented €253,000 (more than $340,000) contribution to UNFPA through its Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, at a... Read more
14 October 2006
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MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — When the earthquake struck on 8 October 2005, Larmirjan’s house collapsed. She was badly injured, and her 18-year-old son was killed. Throughout northern Pakistan, 73,000 died and 3.5 million... Read more
26 April 2006
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HANOI, Viet Nam — Hoai Anh is adamant about making the right choices in life, particularly when it comes to relationships and the right to have reproductive health information and services tailored to the special needs... Read more
25 May 2006
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N’DJAMENA, Chad — About 30 young women gaze with rapt attention as another recounts the story of a rural girl cast out of her family’s home after becoming pregnant. Colourful picture cards help illustrate the dramatic... Read more
28 November 2007
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NEW YORK/MOSCOW — Tatiana remembers her wedding day as the happiest day of her life. Her groom Vladimir was handsome, courtly and, unlike so many of the men she had dated, courteous and faithful. When he lifted her chin... Read more
26 January 2006
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OTAVALO, Ecuador — Indigenous communities in Ecuador, as elsewhere in Latin America, tend to be impoverished and marginalized. Though Quechua-speaking natives represent 12 per cent of Ecuador’s 13.2 million people, all... Read more

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