News on Family planning

6 Septiembre 2018
For midwife Peter Door, spreading awareness about family planning is key to strengthening women's well-being and economic stability. Peter provides information on family planning to a mother in a Rumbek clinic. © UNFPA South Sudan
RUMBEK, South Sudan – More women in South Sudan die during pregnancy and childbirth than in nearly every other country in the world. Yet the vast majority of maternal deaths can be averted with proper antenatal,... Leer más
27 Agosto 2018
Identifying reproductive diseases early is essential for treating them. A couple visits a UNFPA-supported clinic for a free consultation and cervical cancer screening. ©UNFPA Turkmenistan/Ene Tuyliyev
AHAL/DASHOGUZ/MARY, Turkmenistan – Newlyweds Jahan and Dayanch sat in the waiting room of a small health clinic, about to do something extraordinary – they were about to receive a check-up of their reproductive health.... Leer más
24 Julio 2018
Girls attend a football programme run by UNFPA and the Special Olympics in Azerbaijan. The programme brings together girls living with disabilities and those without, to play sports and learn about their rights. © UNFPA Azerbaijan
ABSHERON, Azerbaijan – Fourteen-year-old Maryam stood, awe-struck, at the edge of an indoor football pitch in Absheron, Azerbaijan. “For me, seeing a real soccer pitch, a real goal net, and putting on a real soccer... Leer más
16 Julio 2018
Mrs. Belay with her husband, Priest Leul Hunegnaw, in front of their barn. She says contraception has had a liberating effect. © UNFPA Ethiopia
DEBAYTILATGIN, Ethiopia – Hulunayehu Belay’s family ekes out a living by farming a small plot of land at the edge of a mountain. Her husband, Leul Hunegnaw, supplements their income by working as a priest. For years,... Leer más
9 Julio 2018
La gente todavía recurre a estrategias innecesarias y peligrosas para prevenir el embarazo. En algunos lugares, la fruta de brandy llamada Rakija todavía se usa para este propósito. © UNFPA Bosnia y Herzegovina / Armin Smailovic
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – Hace cincuenta años, los líderes mundiales reconocieron la planificación familiar como un derecho humano. Sin embargo, millones de personas continúan  sin acceso a métodos anticonceptivos... Leer más
10 Julio 2018
Family health houses are helping midwives provide reproductive health care in far-flung parts of Afghanistan. © UNFPA Afghanistan
HERAT, Afghanistan – By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at home. Her family carried her unconscious body to the nearest – and only – health... Leer más
5 Julio 2018
Las mujeres y las niñas requieren seguridad, atención médica y otros servicios después del desastre. © UNFPA Guatemala / Carlos Sebastián
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – Marta Leiva descansa sobre un colchón colocado en el suelo del albergue, con la espalda apoyada en dos bolsas grandes, llenas de ropa donada. La acompañan sus dos hijas,  su esposo y su hermana.... Leer más
26 Junio 2018
Martha Pobee, Ghana's Permanent Representative and Chair of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, together with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, who serves as the Award Committee's Secretary, at the 2018 UN Population Awards. © UNFPA/ Usenabasi Esiet
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The United Nations honoured Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey, an Antiguan family doctor who played a pivotal role in advocating for HIV patients at the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, and who... Leer más
21 Junio 2018
Young people from the Kakheti region of Georgia participate in peer education training on gender equality and reproductive health and rights. © UNFPA Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia – Like many other girls from rural villages in Georgia, Elene* didn’t learn much about her sexual and reproductive health as an adolescent. Her mother told her about menstruation, but before Elene... Leer más
15 Mayo 2018
Los hombres hacen cola para registrarse para el evento de vasectomía en Puerto Príncipe. El entusiasmo superó las expectativas. © Moïse Alex Docteur / VNU
PUERTO PRÍNCIPE, Haití - "A los 55 años tengo cuatro hijos. Me di cuenta de que no tenía suficientes recursos para cuidar más niños", dijo Lamour Denis, en una clínica de salud reproductiva en Puerto Príncipe, la... Leer más