News on Family planning

11 July 2002
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For the past 13 years, countries around the world have been observing World Population Day on 11 July to raise public awareness and draw policy makers' attention to population issues such as poverty, reproductive health... Read more
15 May 2002
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The number of abortions carried out in Russia has witnessed a sharp drop in recent years, thanks to a growing use of contraceptives prompted by a government family planning campaign. The number of terminated pregnancies... Read more
7 April 2003
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Meheba, in northwest Zambia, is home to more than 50,000 refugees – mainly from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with smaller numbers coming from Rwanda, Burundi and other countries in the region. YMCA,... Read more
5 March 2004
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MANIKGANJ, Bangladesh—This bustling farming community, 70 kilometres south of Dhaka, is a town of narrow dirt lanes, clogged with humanity and every conceivable form of transport, from rickshaws and bullock carts to... Read more
4 February 2004
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On Wednesday 4 February 2004, Prime Minister, Mr. Hun Sen, launched Cambodia’s first National Population Policy at a ceremony in the capital, Phnom Penh. In his opening speech, Senior Minister, Mr. Sok An, confirmed the... Read more
25 January 2005
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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia—Nearly four weeks after the tsunami, doctors and local social workers say there will be an increased demand for contraceptives among the displaced population, as couples seek to prevent pregnancies... Read more
2 September 2005
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Introducing reproductive health in school curricula met with some initial resistance in a conservative town in the northwestern area of the Republic of Moldova. But careful dialogue with community leaders and parents... Read more
31 March 2005
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SONG KLONG, Saravan Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic—A medical officer from a travelling health team sits at a table outside a hut in this remote village and examines Ny Sirimatham and her infant son. He talks... Read more
9 September 2005
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OGAN KOMERING ILIR, South Sumatra, Indonesia—When Kawit’s third childbirth did not go smoothly, Yuniar, the midwife in Sukapulit village, realized the problem was obstructed labour and knew what to do. Yuniar took 150,... Read more
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

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