News on Family planning

27 Octubre 2017
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 Octubre 2017
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 Octubre 2017
En todo el mundo, las desigualdades mantienen a algunos en un ciclo de pobreza y marginación. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – A menos que se haga frente con urgencia a la desigualdad y se empodere a las mujeres más pobres para que puedan tomar decisiones sobre sus propias vidas, los países corren el riesgo de... Read more
28 Septiembre 2017
Ahlam fue capaz de dar a luz de forma segura mediante cesárea en un centro de salud gracias a los materiales suministrados por el UNFPA. © UNFPA Yemen / Fahmia Al-Fotih
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York/TAIZZ, Yemen –"Mi esposo y yo acordamos usar la planificación familiar y no tener más hijos, pero fue presionado por su familia y yo volví a quedarme embarazada", comentó Ahlam, madre de dos... Read more
14 Septiembre 2017
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
6 Septiembre 2017
Faith (centre) with her friends Sylvia (right) and Vivian, who all ran away from home to avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
NAIKARRA, Kenya – “I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money,” said Faith, describing the moment she learned she was engaged. She was 11 years old at the time. Her father explained... Read more
5 Septiembre 2017
Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang speaks with a midwife during her antenatal check-up at the Kiir Mayardit Women's Hospital in Rumbek. ©UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
RUMBEK, South Sudan – Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls in South Sudan, Ms.... Read more
1 Septiembre 2017
Pregnant women wait to be screened at the Kalomba health center during a UNFPA-supported mobile clinic. © UNFPA DRC
KALOMBA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Jacqueline Lusambo is 18 and pregnant, and has spent the last six months living in the bush, hiding from the conflict that rages through Kasai Central, in the Democratic... Read more
29 Agosto 2017
Midwife Hauwa Lassa (third from left) shows colleagues how to use UNFPA-supplied equipment to safely delivery babies. © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Retired but not tired. This is how people describe Hauwa Lassa, a nurse and midwife who came out of retirement to care for women and girls affected by the conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. “I have... Read more
28 Agosto 2017
Sileshi Deguale recounts his story, explaining why family planning was the right choice for himself and his wife. © UNFPA Ethiopia
SHEBEL BERENTA, Ethiopia – Sileshi Deguale was busy working alongside his family, preparing their land for planting season, but he paused to recall how difficult the work was last year. His wife had been too ill to help... Read more