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One of the most cost-effective public health interventions is family planning, which can significantly improve the health of women and their families. Family planning enables women and couples to determine the timing and spacing of their children and gives mothers and newborns an opportunity to stay healthy.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Pakistan: A Tough but Vital Place to Do Family Planning

Using the vibrancy of the private sector to increase acceptance and use of family planning.

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Connecting the Dots: Advancing Contraceptive R&D through Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing

To optimize opportunities to make groundbreaking advances in contraceptive research and development (R&D), the global health community must help connect the dots to facilitate new partnerships between groups that often work in silos.

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Delivering a new era of reproductive health services

Universal health coverage (UHC) will have a profound impact on how the service delivery sector does business. Only governments can ensure UHC is achieved, but in this article, Caitlin Mazzilli defines the role that the service delivery sector has to play.

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What Does It Mean to Be an FP2020 Commitment Maker

Marie Stopes International is pledging to double its FP2020 and urges the global community to follow through on its promise to allow 120 million additional women to access contraceptives by 2020.

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Video and Event Shine Spotlight on Family Planning in Senegal

Senegal's leadership on family planning is saving and improving the lives of women and girls. Watch a passionate video about what this progress has meant for women like Anta Ba, a 26-year-old woman living in Guédiawaye, a poor urban area of Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

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