Archive for September 2012

Over 222 Million Reasons to Celebrate World Contraception Day

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

By Suzanne York, World Contraception Day is September 26th. There are numerous reasons why this day should be celebrated and awareness raised on using contraceptives. Contraception makes it possible for couples to enjoy the pleasures of intimacy without the consequences of pregnancy. Fully 61 percent of all couples in the world today are having
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Africa: Green Cities & the Challenges of Urbanization

Sep 24th, 2012 | By
(photo credit: CGIAR Climate,

By Suzanne York, It is estimated that globally, every two seconds, two people move into cities. Currently twenty-two percent, or 1.5 billion people, live in 600 cities around the world. Africa is home to the fastest growing countries in terms of population growth. It is projected that the continent will double from 1.1 billion
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Celebrating Condoms – the Female Version

Sep 11th, 2012 | By
(photo: UNDP Jamaice,

By Suzanne York, It may have escaped your attention, but today, September 12th, is the first-ever Global Female Condom Day. Promoted by the National Female Condom Coalition, the purpose is to increase the number of women, men, youth and transpeople who know about, use, and advocate for female condoms. The coalition is made up
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The Reproductive Rights of Refugees

Sep 5th, 2012 | By
photo:IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation/Turkey

By Suzanne York, As the fighting and political crisis in Syria escalates, the number of people fleeing the turmoil also increases. Nearly 130,000 people have fled Syria and taken refuge in neighboring countries since the conflict began. Globally, the UN estimates that for any crisis situation, one in five women of childbearing age is
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