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17 May 2018
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Hannah Gumaro chose to receive a contraceptive implant at a UNFPA-supported family planning session. © UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
Access to a wide range of contraceptive options is critical to fulfilling the human right to family planning.
15 May 2018
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Men queue to register for the vasectomy event in Port-au-Prince. Enthusiasm far exceeded expectations. © Moïse Alex Docteur/UNV
“At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” said one man who chose to get a vasectomy.
14 May 2018
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Um Qassem continued her work as a midwife, even as ISIL fighters took over the hospital. © UNFPA Iraq
“I knew that I was risking my life," Um Qassem told UNFPA.
11 May 2018
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Women learn about family planning at a clinic in Tunisia in 1987. The right to plan one's family has been a game-changer for women. © UN Photo/John Isaac
On 13 May, 1968, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. But 50 years later, this right is under attack.
10 May 2018
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Drawing on her own experience being married as a child – and then getting back to school – Jenipher Sanni has become a mentor for girls in her community. © UN Foundation/GirlUp
At 21, Jenipher Sanni has already lived two lives: as a wife, and now again as a student. Now, she mentors other girls.
10 May 2018
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A new midwifery programme aims to elevate the profession – and save mothers. © UNFPA Nepal/Santosh Chhetri
New midwifery course in Nepal aims to elevate midwives, save mothers.
4 May 2018
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A midwife checks on a newborn during a house call in rural Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
Yemen's midwives risk their own lives to save women and newborns.
3 May 2018
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Om Mehi Eddin holds newborn daughter Sham, safely delivered with the help of a UNFPA-supported mobile medical team serving evacuees from Eastern Ghouta. © UNFPA Syria
Mobile teams providing delivery care, sexual and reproductive health, and protection services make a difference for Eastern Ghouta evacuees.
1 May 2018
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Bendu takes her daughter from a midwife at a health centre in Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia.
May is for motherhood. This month, we commemorate the strength and beauty of mothers everywhere – and the midwives who guide women safely along their journey to motherhood.
27 April 2018
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Early monsoon rains have arrived in Cox's Bazar, reigniting fears about the health and safety of refugees. A refugee woman in a muddy camp in late 2017. © UNFPA/Prince Naymuzzaman
Early monsoon rains have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, renewing fears of floods, mudslides and water-borne diseases.

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