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Children by choice, not chance
Children by choice, not chance

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Contraception has allowed Deborah to take back control of her life. One year ago today, President Trump signed the Global Gag Rule which could prevent 2 million women from doing the same, leaving their futures dangerously uncertain.
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"The mission is one of those things one doesn’t appreciate the presence of, but would immediately feel the absence of."

In a moving essay, Maurice Othulo, our Global Head of USAID Financial Management, shares his experiences from a recent trip to Madagascar - and why he believes our mission is so important.
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Due to USAID funding cuts we'll have to close down 21 of our 22 mobile contraception clinics, serving some of the poorest rural communities in Madagascar. NPR Goats and Soda reports on the true devastating impact of the Global Gag Rule.

#MexicoCityPolicy #GlobalGagRule
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Curious about the contraceptive implant? The Advancing Partners & Communities Project are running a free webinar this Thursday 12th October, 9am EDT.

Join us to hear George Bruno Akanlu explain the importance of implants in our Ghana programme: https://buff.ly/2kBfaiK @USAID @FP2020
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In Sierra Leone, pregnant girls aren't allowed to go to school, and once the baby is born these young mothers struggle to continue their studies. Contraceptives let girls like Aminata complete their education and pursue their dreams for the future.

#Dayofthegirl
Aminata Kabba
Aminata Kabba
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Young women can deliver more than just babies; they can be a force in shaping their society. Aminata from Sierra Leone had dreams of becoming a nurse, but these were put on hold when she fell pregnant at 15 and had to drop out of school. Now she’s using long-acting contraception to plan her future, and hopes to go to college. She says: “Having a child at my age was a big mistake. But with contraception, I am empowered to return to school and proceed to college to achieve my dreams.” Read her full story here https://buff.ly/2hxczl9 #WCD2017
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Today on World Contraception Day, we’re asking why millions of girls are still being robbed of their life chances by being denied contraception. When women and girls have access to contraception, everybody wins: fewer drop out of school, fewer die giving birth and more young women enter the workforce. This makes it one of the smartest investments a country can make. We’re working to help lift the barriers preventing many women and girls from accessing contraception, and empowering them with the information they need to choose the right method for them. #WCD2017 https://buff.ly/2xBUBqP
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Are you on twitter? In celebration of World Contraception Day, we're co-hosting a #‎WCD2017 TweetChat on Tuesday, 26/9 at 2:30pm BST. Use #WCDChat to join the conversation!
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Today’s the day! We’re presenting at the Global Health Mini-University in Washington DC. Our session “Solving Intention-Gaps with a Nudge: Lessons from Applied Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health” will be live streamed at 2PM EST. Join us!
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Just one week to go until we present at the Global Health Mini-University in Washington, DC! Join us and leaders in the global health field for a day of fun and learning. We’ll be sharing knowledge from our country programs and how we’ve been working to improve family planning services for our clients. Learn about our sessions here: ttps://buff.ly/2vmfJBY
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