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June 29, 2021

Does Rights-based Family Planning Really Matter to Environmental Sustainability? A Reborn Project and New Director Explore the Evidence at the Population Institute

Striving to improve the well-being of both people and the planet, the Population Institute (PI) is launching a new effort to understand a critical connection: how family planning relates to prospects for environmental sustainability. Read More »

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Press Release

September 01, 2021

Texas Abortion Ban That Has Sweeping and Extreme Implications Goes Into Effect

Today, an extreme and unprecedented abortion bill, S.B. 8, went into effect in Texas. This law bans access to abortion at six weeks, before most people even know they are pregnant, and allows anyone in the U.S. to sue Texas abortion providers and those who assist patients in receiving an abortion. This legislation is clearly unconstitutional, as Roe v. Wade allows abortions up until viability. In the lead up to the law going into effect, it was challenged by multiple reproductive health groups in the hope that the Supreme Court would intervene before the September 1st date of effectiveness, yet no emergency action from the court was taken. Read More »

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Commentary

August 05, 2021

No Vaccine to End the Shadow Pandemic of Gender-Based Violence

The shadow pandemic will have lasting, devastating impacts on women and girls. Child marriage permanently alters the course of a girl’s life, often halting her education, increasing her chances of experiencing domestic violence, robbing her of bodily autonomy, and putting her at risk for earlier pregnancies and maternal mortality. FGM/C can result in obstetric fistula, infertility, infection, complications during childbirth, painful sexual intercourse, depression, and anxiety. Stopping the surge in violence against women and girls and preventing future harm is the responsibility of the global community Read More »

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