Family planning: It’s time to invest

November 17, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Family planning: It’s time to invest
When the International Conference on Family Planning – scheduled to take place in Indonesia this week – was postponed by the eruption of Mount Rinjani and a subsequent ash cloud, the news was met first with disappointment, but swiftly with resolve. Organizations working in reproductive health know from long experience that even the best laid plans can never be taken for granted.
Our starting point is this: the right to contraception is universal. Yet the financial resources needed to satisfy the desire of women, men and young people who want to control their fertility are far from assured. This challenge grows every day as the largest youth cohort in history comes of age.

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