News on Family planning

12 April 2021
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BELGRADE, Serbia – Mónika Zsúnyi, 26, can do many extraordinary things. Living in Temerin, Serbia, she has an advanced degree in applied mathematics and spends her time doing 3D modelling. She is an avid reader and... Read more
29 March 2021
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ELÍAS PIÑA, Dominican Republic – While Lucía García’s husband is away planting peanuts, she feeds the children in their simple, clay-floored house. At 19 years old, she is already pregnant with her third child. The... Read more
24 March 2021
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DAMAZIN, Sudan – Farina*, 50, in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, cannot remember how long ago she developed an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that causes chronic incontinence, infections and, often,... Read more
19 March 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was 15, I was to be forcibly married off to a guy I had never met,” Rachana Sunar told a rapt audience during a virtual panel discussion held as part of the 65th session of the United... Read more
11 March 2021
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KATHMANDU, Nepal/UNITED NATIONS, New York – An estimated 12 million women have experienced disruptions in their family planning services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies,... Read more
3 February 2021
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – On January 27, the number of coronavirus cases reached a staggering 100 million worldwide. Earlier, on January 15, deaths attributed to the virus numbered two million. Those aren’t the only... Read more
11 February 2021
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CONAKRY, Guinea – “Our midwives who work during this period of political crisis are brave and courageous because they face both COVID-19 and violence in the streets,” said Dr. Sekou Keita, the director of Communal... Read more
28 December 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – It comes as no surprise that Merriam-Webster declared “pandemic” the word of the year. The biggest stories all stemmed from one story: COVID-19, a disease that affects the respiratory system,... Read more
20 November 2020
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CAIRO, Egypt – This year, Nashwa Mohamed has adopted a new ritual at work: She sits at her desk, looks at her notebook, picks up her phone and calls women who have stopped receiving contraceptives due to the COVID-19... Read more
12 November 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Even as the global COVID-19 pandemic disrupts economies and strains health and social services, governments and partners are signalling that their commitment to the health and rights of women... Read more

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